USU/ Walter Reed Surgery


USU Walter Reed Surgery

Message from the Chair

The Department oEric A. Elster, MD, FACSf Surgery of “America’s Medical School” is committed to excellence in Surgery and Global Health during Peace and War. We foster a worldwide perspective for Complex Surgical Care, Translational Research, and Medical Education. As the nexus of Surgery within the Military Health System, we are the preeminent military academic surgical department providing the Nation with physicians and surgeons dedicated to careers of service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service. 

Eric A. Elster, MD, FACS 


Components of Excellence

  • Complex Surgical Care: Treat the full spectrum of surgical diseases utilizing skills obtained from combat experience.
  • Translational Research: Capitalize on research and Military Medical Advancements to deliver cutting edge care .
  • Medical Education: Prepare medical school and residency graduates to become leaders in Military and Academic Medicine, prepared for conflict, with a lifelong commitment to learning, teaching, and mentorship.

In the Spotlight

  • Dr. Rahul Jindal was selected to receive the 2015 Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Civilian Award.  This award is given to Civilians who promote diversity and contribute toward representation of Asian American and Pacific and Islanders in their agency.