Contact Information

Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery


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
CAPT, MC, USN
Professor and Chairman

Frederick C. Lough, MD
COL, MC, USA
Deputy Chair

Center for Prostate Disease Research

CPDR is a comprehensive research program to study prostate cancer and prostate disease in the triservice military health care system. Established in 1992 (Public Law 102-172), CPDR has received funding from Congress through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command since 1992.

Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i)

The Surgical Critical Care Initiative was established in 2013 to develop decision-making tools in the management of complex and critically injured patients.