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Sean Stuart, DO, FAWM, FACEP

Commander Stuart earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he commissioned through the Navy ROTC program. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. After graduation, he reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA as a transitional intern, completing the program in 2010.

CDR Stuart reported to 3rd Battalion, 3d Marines where he served as the Battalion Surgeon from 2010 to 2013. During this time, he deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also served as the Director of Medical Readiness for 3d Marines. CDR Stuart was then assigned as the Deputy Regimental Surgeon where he coordinated medical support for the development of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and RIMPAC exercises. He pioneered the development of a combat training curriculum, the creation of a training tactical simulation laboratory and served as the Director of Operational Training.

In 2014, CDR Stuart returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to begin his emergency medicine residency training. His involvement in combat trauma research resulted in 18 presentations and publications, numerous awards, including 2nd place at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s research competition. In addition, he also oversaw the expansion of the Simulation, Vivarium and Biotechnical Skills programs.

After graduating, CDR Stuart assumed the role of MEU Surgeon for the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and deployed in support of WESTPAC 18.2 and Operation Inherent Resolve.

In 2019, CDR Stuart returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as academic faculty. During his tenue, he served in multiple capacities including Senior Medical Officer and Department Head, and was responsible for oversight of many of the COVID-19 response efforts. Additionally, as the Director of the Combat Trauma Research Group, he oversaw the greatest academic output to date, earning the Military Health System’s Team Award in 2020. In 2022, CDR Stuart was selected to attend the Naval War College, followed by his selection as Command Surgeon for Joint Task Force- Civil Support.

CDR Stuart is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, where we serve as President-Elect of the Government Servies Chapter, American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. His military decorations include two Meritorious Service Medal, a Navy Commendation, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and an Army Achievement Medal.

CDR Stuart is married to Lisa Stuart and has a daughter, Lily and son, Benjamin.

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