Interim Vice President for External Affairs
Phone: (301) 295-1219
Fax: (301) 295-3757
Jeffrey L. Longacre, M.D.
Vice President for External Affairs
Jeffrey L. Longacre, M.D., currently serves as the interim vice president for External Affairs, as well as the vice president for Affiliations and International Affairs at USU. Dr. Longacre is also an associate professor of Pediatrics and former associate chair of the Department of Pediatrics at USU.
Dr. Longacre received his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Doctor of Medicine from USU. After completing his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington, he was stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While at Fort Bragg, in addition to serving as chief of Pediatrics at Womack Army Medical Center, he participated in foreign medical operations in Haiti (Operation Uphold Democracy) and Africa (Operation Hebret Selam) while attached to the 82nd Airborne Division/28th Combat Support Hospital and 44th Medical Brigade/55th Medical Group, respectively.
Since arriving at the USU in 1998, Dr. Longacre has served as clerkship director and director of Medical Education in the Department of Pediatrics. While maintaining his academic position in the department, he was also one of the first Army officers to be selected to serve at the National Naval Medical Center to facilitate the integration of the National Naval Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He assumed the roles of director of Children’s Health Services and assistant director of Medical Services at the National Naval Medical Center.
As USU faculty, he has served as a subject matter expert for environmental toxins to the US Geological Survey, regional governments of Russia (Vladivostok) and the Philippines (Marinduque), and has provided continuing health education for the Department of State and its embassy medical providers in numerous international locations around the world.
In 2007, after 24 years of active duty service, he retired from the US Army Medical Corps as a colonel but remained a senior faculty member in USU's Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Longacre is board-certified and actively provides patient care in general pediatrics while teaching clinical medicine to medical students in their clinical clerkships.
Dr. Longacre also served as a special assistant to the USU President. In that capacity, he was the liaison to the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical during the transition and transformation of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.