Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Building A, Room 2067
Phone: (301) 295-3173
LTC Patrick Hickey, MC, USA
Assistant Professor and Deputy Director, Division of Tropical Public Health
Patrick Hickey, MD, FAAP. — LTC Hickey received his undergraduate training in Anthropology at Brown University and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center and then served as the Deputy ARCENT-SA Surgeon in Saudi Arabia before returning to Tripler as a Staff Pediatrician. LTC Hickey then transferred to Korea, where he served as a MEDEVAC Battalion Flight Surgeon before entering a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Upon completion of his Fellowship, LTC Hickey served as a Pediatric Infectious Diseases attending at Walter Reed, deploying to Iraq, where he served as the Director of MEDEVAC Operations and Chief of Pediatrics at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. In 2008, LTC Hickey assumed his current position as Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics and Deputy Director of the Division of Tropical Public Health at USUHS. In this position, he serves as the Director of the ASTMH Certificate Course, the Executive Director of the Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course, and remains active in teaching, research, and clinical supervision of Pediatric residents and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows. In addition to his academic degrees, LTC Hickey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
- MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- B.A., Anthropology, Brown University
- Principal Investigator: Finding Community based solutions to malaria among West African immigrants. Project in cooperation with Naval Medical Research Command protocol: Development of a Multi-Stage Multi-Antigen Vaccine Against Malaria.
- Principal Investigator: Pediatric Malaria Medication Usage in the Military Health System. April 2011-present
- Principal Investigator: Availability of Antimalarial Medications Among High Risk Populations in the U.S. Aug 2010 - present.
- Senior Investigator: Availability of Antimalarial Medications Among High Risk Zip Codes in the DC Area. May 2009-Jan 2010.
- Associate Investigator: Deployment and Travel Related Infectious Disease Risk Assessment, Outcomes, and Prevention Strategies Among Department of Defense Beneficiaries. Oct 2009 — present.
- Senior Investigator: Prevalence and Geospatial Correlation of Major Pathogens Associated with Osteoarticular Infections in Sickle Cell Disease Patients in a Nationwide Study. March 2009 — present.
- Principal Investigator: Assessing barriers to HIV testing in family members of the Honduran Armed Forces Community: Female Family and Service Member Cohort" Oct 2008 — Oct 2009.
- Principal Investigator: Assessing barriers to HIV testing in family members of the Honduran Armed Forces. A pilot study. May 2007 — Oct 2008.
- Associate Investigator: Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of Malaria in children seen at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) 1993-2006. Children's National Medical Center. 2007-2009.
- Director, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. Uniformed Services University. Fulfills the eligibility requirements for physicians to take the ASTMH Certificate of Knowledge Examination. This comprehensive 12 week long, 28 contact hour/week, course is comprised of a lecture, seminar, laboratory, and case-based curriculum incorporating courses which are a part of the MPH/MTM&H program. June 2010-present
- Co-Director, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health. Uniformed Services University. July 2008-present
- Executive Director, Military Medicine Humanitarian Assistance Course, Uniformed Services University & Center For Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine. Editor of a 180 page manual, supervision of content updates, CME development and coordination, coordination with six satellite course sites to ensure logistic and quality control for teaching. Approximately 8-10 courses per year handing on average 24 students per course. Nov 2009-present
- Course Director for Principals and Practice of Tropical Medicine: a Clinically and epidemiologically focused 6 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students, and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 — present.
- Course Director for Public Health issues in Disasters, a public health focused 4 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 — present.
- Course Director for Travel Medicine: a clinically focused 3 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course, includes both didactic and patient contact components. Taught twice per year in the Winter and Spring terms. July 08 — present.
- Course Director for Tropical Medicine Rounds, a clinically focused 2 credit hour course for Masters in Tropical Medicine and Health (MTM&H) students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 - present
- Laboratory Instructor, Diagnostic Parasitology and Medical Zoology course, Uniformed Services University. 24 2nd year medical students. 9 hours. Fall 2010 — present.
- Teaching faculty, Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, National Capital Consortium. Direct supervision of Pediatric Infectious Disease fellow and on-service residents / students. Bed side teaching, ad hoc lectures, case conference reviews, and formal didactics. July 07-present.
- Course Director: Medical Stability Operations Practicum (MSOP), Curriculum development and implementation, pediatric resident supervision during US and Honduras phases. 2006-present.
- Lecturer, Introduction to Travel Medicine, Preventive Medicine Course. All USU 2nd year medical students. 1 hour lecture & 2 hour lab. Fall 2009-present
Areas of Expertise
- Tropical Medicine
- Pediatric Infectious Disease
- Travel Medicine
- Humanitarian Assistance
Selected Recent Publications
- Hickey PW, Cape, KE, Penny Masuoka P, Campos JM, Pastor W, Wong EC, Singh N. A Local, Regional, and National Assessment of Pediatric Malaria in the United States. Journal of Travel Medicine. In Press.
- Hollon JR and Hickey PW. Select Clinical Recommendations for Military Medical Practitioners Conducting Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Activities. Military Medicine. 2010 Sep; 175(9):647-654.
- Bear KA, Higginson AI, Hickey PW. Disparities Exist in the Availability of Outpatient Malaria Treatment in the Maryland, USA. J Trav Med. 2010; Volume 17 (Issue 4): 228—232
- Hickey PW, Sutton DA, Fothergill AW, Rinaldi MG, Wickes BL, Schmidt HJ, Walsh TJ. Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans: A Novel Respiratory Pathogen in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009 Oct;47(10):3091-7.
- DiFazio MP, Braun L, Freedman S, Hickey P. Rotavirus-induced seizures in childhood. J Child Neurol. 2007 Dec; 22(12):1367-70.
- Stagliano D, Epstein J, and Hickey P. Fomite transmitted coccidioidomycosis in an immunocompromised child. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2007 May;26(5):454-6.
- Moon JE, Lettieri CJ, Hickey PW, Gray MR, Berg BW, Hospenthal DR. Prevalence of leptospiral antibody in US Army blood donors in Hawaii. Mil Med. 2004; 169(9):687-90.
- Alpha Omega Alpha (elected 1999)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (member since 1999)
- Uniformed Services Section
- Maryland Section
- Section on International Health
- Section on Infectious Disease
- Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (member since 2004)
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (member since 2006)
- International Society of Travel Medicine (member since 2010)
- Infectious Disease Society of America (member since 2007)
- Armed Forces Infectious Disease Society (life member since 2006)
- 38th Parallel Medical Society of Korea (life member since 2003)