Shad Deering


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair, Department of OB/GYN
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Patient Safety
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Undergraduate: B.S. United States Military Academy, 1993

Graduate: M.D. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1997.

Post-Graduate Training: National Capital Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Internship 1997-1998
Residency 1998-2001

Georgetown University Hospital
MFM Fellowship 2001-2004


COL Shad Deering, MD, is a board-certified perinatologist stationed at USUHS as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an innovator and national leader in medical simulation. He founded and serves as the Chairman of the Central Simulation Committee which is responsible for oversight of medical simulation for graduate medical education at 10 Army training hospitals, training more than 50,000 providers a year. He deployed to Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service. Dr. Deering developed the Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator (MOES) program that allows for training on actual labor and delivery units to improve patient safety which he implemented in all 54 hospitals in the DoD. He has delivered babies in 10 different States and a combat zone, holds two patents, has over 100 publications and two TED talks and has managed over 7 million dollars in grants and external funding.