Contact Information

Preventive Medicine and Biometrics: Faculty

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Bldg. A, Room A1044
Phone: (301) 319-0725

Colonel, Nicholas Lezama, MD, MPH, USAF, MC, SFS

Assistant Professor, Vice Chair for Preventive Medicine


Colonel Nick Lezama is the Vice Chair for Preventive Medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics. In this capacity he is the senior military advisor to the Department Chair. Colonel Lezama's military experience includes clinical, academic, Command, and Combatant Command leadership positions. He has extensive aeromedical evacuation and disaster response experience, and his prior assignments include serving as the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Critical Care Air Transport Team Course Director and as TRANSCOM and CENTCOM Theater Validating Flight Surgeon. Colonel Lezama is Board Certified in Aerospace and Emergency Medicine.


  • B.A., Biology Boston University
  • M.D., Boston University
  • M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health

Areas of Expertise

  • Aeromedical Evacuation
  • Disaster Planning and Response
  • Global Health
  • Course Director: PMO 1009 Domestic Disaster Management and Response