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How answering a call to serve something bigger than yourself can unite the world.

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Matthew Hueman is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, as well as an Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Training Program and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the USU Walter Reed Department of Surgery. He has been deployed four times as a General Surgeon on a Forward Surgical Team, once in support of Operating Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, Iraq, and three times in support of Operating Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was the Chief Medical Officer of the 8th Forward Surgical Team while deployed in 2009-2010 at Forward Operating Base Shank, which at the time was the busiest location in the CENTCOM theater (highest number of treated injured patients per month). He was most recently the Chief Medical Officer of the 250th Forward Surgical Team, supporting the storied 82nd Airborne in support of the Theater Reserve Force at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.


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Matthew Hueman

Matthew Hueman

Matthew Hueman is the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, as well as an Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Training Program and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the USU Walter Reed Department of Surgery. He has been deployed four times as a General Surgeon on a Forward Surgical Team, once in support of Operating Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, Iraq, and three times in support of Operating Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was the Chief Medical Officer of the 8th Forward Surgical Team while deployed in 2009-2010 at Forward Operating Base Shank, which at the time was the busiest location in the CENTCOM theater (highest number of treated injured patients per month). He was most recently the Chief Medical Officer of the 250th Forward Surgical Team, supporting the storied 82nd Airborne in support of the Theater Reserve Force at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

Dr. Hueman graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1996 and Duke University School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his residency training in General Surgery in 2006 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC and his fellowship training in Surgical Oncology in 2009 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.