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Commander's Biography
COL Steven Edward Braverman, M.D.
Commander for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD

Colonel Steven E. Braverman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, a Masters degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt University. His medical specialty training included a transitional internship at the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Colonel Braverman was initially assigned to remain on the teaching staff at Walter Reed serving first as the Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation and then Director of the Physical Medicine outpatient clinic. While at Walter Reed, he was subsequently assigned as Chief of the PM&R Service and Director of the PM&R Residency Training Program. In June 2000, he became the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC followed by a tour as the Command Surgeon for the National Defense University, Washington, DC. From 2001-2004 Colonel Braverman also served as the PM&R Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. He went on to command the Fort Knox USAMEDDAC and Ireland Army Community Hospital from 2005-2007. From 2007-2009 COL Braverman served as Chief of the Clinical Services Division at the US Army Medical Command, Deputy Director of Health Policy and Services at the Office of the Surgeon General, and Chief Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. From October 2008 to April 2009, he deployed to Iraq as the Multi-National Corps – Iraq Deputy Surgeon for Clinical Operations. Colonel Braverman commanded the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX from 2009-2011 followed by his most recent assignment as the Medical Corps Deputy Chief and Corps Specific Branch Proponent Officer.

Colonel Braverman is Board Certified by the American Board of PMR and serves as an examiner for their oral board certification exam. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. He was the Army representative to the American Medical Association’s Organized Medical Staff Section and Section on Medical Schools. He is a graduate of the Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College and a distinguished graduate of the National War College.

Colonel Braverman’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal. He is a recipient of the “A” designator award for professional expertise, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the General Claire L. Chennault Award for teaching excellence.

Last Modified Date: 09-Jun-2015

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