Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army
Chief of Research Operations
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC),
Associate Professor of Ob/GYN
Military and Emergency Medicine Uniformed Services University

LTC(P) Christian Macedonia M.D. is a US Army physician and surgeon, currently serving as the Chief of Research Operations at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Before assuming his current position, Dr. Macedonia served in a variety of roles throughout the military and civilian healthcare system. He led an ambulance platoon in Germany during the Cold War. He worked as an Army scientist and the medical primary investigator in the development of the 3D ultrasound for trauma care.

Dr. Macedonia provided medical and scientific support to two successful Everest climbing teams in 1998 and 1999 while doing a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He dove 12,800 ft. in a Mir submersible to the RMS Titanic in 2000 and taught high altitude survival skills to special operating forces in 2001 and 2002.

Dr. Macedonia was the Medical Director for Women's and Children's Health at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and served a year as the Chief of Clinical Staff of the 115th Combat Support Hospital in the Anbar Province of Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

In addition to his current duties, LTC Macedonia serves on the secretariat of the Defense Science Board. He assumes new duties at the Pentagon as the Medical Sciences Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September. Dr Macedonia is the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards, including the Heroes of TRICARE award given to the Department of Defense’s most outstanding health professionals and he was co-recipient of the Discover Magazine Award in Science and Technology.


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