Contact Information


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Surgery
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3155
Fax: (301) 295-3627

Eric A. Elster, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman

Frederick C. Lough, MD, FACS
Deputy Chair

International Opportunities

Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills Course (London)

This is a three-day hands-on practical cadaveric workshop course for civilian surgeons who are relatively inexperienced in trauma, but who may be required to perform life-preserving surgery on severely injured patients during the course of their duties, and for military and humanitarian surgeons who may deploy singularly or in small groups to conflict zones.

Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes

The Diploma is designed to demonstrate thorough specialist knowledge for those practitioners who are required to provide a medical and surgical response at the scene of major man-made and natural disasters. It is intended for civilian and military physicians, surgeons, dentists and nurses, who will work as members of medical response teams.