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F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3016


Air Force 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Sorensen left Utah - the only home he'd ever known - to begin a new journey thousands of miles away at USU because he wanted to serve his country as a uniformed physician.

"The workload is difficult, and it can be a little overwhelming at times, but there are some really incredible aspects to USU's curriculum as well," he said.

The summer learning experience is one of them. First year students without prior military experience choose from a variety of two-week courses, many of which give students like Sorensen the opportunity to explore a unique side of military medicine.

"I went to Top Knife last summer at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, which is an Air-Force training program designed for flight surgeons who are assigned to squadrons of high performance aircraft such as the F-16. While there, my classmates and I learned how a fighter base functions and how flight surgeons contribute to fighter operations." he said. "It was an amazing experience I'll never forget."

Spotlight Photograph of 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Sorensen
Dr. Arthur Kellermann, Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH

Dean, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, became Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, on September 7, 2013. The unique program has ranked among the top in the nation, and is the country's only federal medical school.

Dr. Kellermann's distinguished career is anchored in academic medicine and public health. Prior to joining USU, he held the Paul O'Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at RAND, a non-profit research organization. He was a professor of emergency medicine and public health and associate dean for health policy at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. He founded Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine and served as its first chair from 1999 to 2007. He also founded the Emory Center for Injury Control, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center.

A two-term member of the board of directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Kellermann was subsequently given the College's highest award for leadership. He also holds "excellence in science" awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1999, he co-chaired the IOM Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance. He currently serves on the IOM's Governing Council.

A clinician and researcher, Dr. Kellermann practiced and taught emergency medicine for more than 25 years in public teaching hospitals in Seattle, Washington; Memphis, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. His research addresses a wide range of issues, including health care spending and information technology, injury prevention, treatment of traumatic brain injury, emergency care and disaster preparedness.