Jared L. Antevil


Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Adult Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Military Surgery
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B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.D., University of Virginia
General Surgery Internship and Residency, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Captain Jared Antevil was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he participated in the Naval ROTC scholarship program. After graduating cum laude in 1994, he attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine on a Health Professions Scholarship. In medical school he served as president of his class and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Upon receipt of his medical degree in 1998, Captain Antevil was commissioned into the Navy Medical Corps and completed surgical internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California, where he was selected as surgical intern of the year among a group of 23 of his peers.

After completion of his Surgical internship, Captain Antevil served a two-year tour with the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, where he qualified for the Fleet Marine Force Ribbon. During this period he deployed to the Western Pacific aboard an amphibious assault craft, participating in humanitarian operations in East Timor and supporting the USS COLE after it was attacked in Aden, Yemen. In 2001, Captain Antevil returned to Naval Medical Center San Diego to complete his General Surgery residency, where he received recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research. In 2005, Captain Antevil reported to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, California, as a General Surgeon, followed by a three-year residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Vanderbilt University.

Captain Antevil arrived at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia (NMCP) as a staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon in 2009, followed by a seven month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was later elected to serve as Vice President of the Medical Staff and in 2013 he assumed the role of Medical Staff President and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.

In 2014, Captain Antevil was transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, where he was selected to serve as the Navy Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Leader and in his current position as the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In 2016, he was selected to lead an Expeditionary Medical Unit on a forward deployment to Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve.

Captain Antevil’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, various campaign and unit awards, and qualification as Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer. He is board certified in General and Thoracic Surgery and holds a current academic appointment at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

•Previous Positions Include Staff Cardiothorcic Surgeon and President of the Medical Staff, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Navy Specialty Leader for Cardiothoracic Surgery

•Presently Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

•Deployment experience includes a shipboard Western Pacific deployment, and prior combat surgical deployments to both Afghanistan (OEF) and Iraq (OIR)


•Antevil JL, Mullenix PS, Reoma JL, Lough FC, Massimiano PS, Elster EA. Maintaining quality in lower volume cardiac surgery - a blueprint from a military program. American Journal of Medical Quality, 2017 Dec (online).

•Helsel BS, David EA, Antevil, JL. Special Considerations of Military Cardiothoracic Surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016;152:664-666.

•Antevil JL, Bailey JA, Bowyer MW, Ritter EM, Elster EA. A New Reality: Critical Skills Retention and Readiness for Military Trauma Surgery. International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services 2016;89:53-61.

•Leahy J, Hoagland B, Strange RG, Antevil JL. Effect of Cardiac Surgery on Duty Status in the Active Duty Military Population. Military Medicine 2015;180:798-802.

•Antevil JL, Karavas AN, Riedel BJ, Petracek MR. Left-ward pulmonary artery catheter deviation on chest radiography after cardiac surgery–a sign of mediastinal hematoma. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2010;89:281-283.

•Rivera L, O’Reilly EB, Sise MJ, Sise BC, Sack DI, Swanson SM, Iman RB, Paci GM, Antevil JL. Small catheter tube thoracostomy: Effective in managing chest trauma in stable patients. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 2009;66:293-299.

•Antevil JL, Putnam JB Jr.; Talc pleurodesis for malignant effusions is preferred over the pleurx catheter. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2007;14:2698-2699.

•Antevil JL, Rivera L, Langenberg BJ, Hahm G, Favata MA, Brown CV. Computed Tomography-Based Clinical Diagnostic Pathway for Acute Appendicitis – Prospective Validation. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2006;203:849-856.

•Antevil JL, Holmes JF, Lewis D, Battistella F. Successful angiographic embolization of bleeding into the chest wall after blunt thoracic trauma. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 2006;60:1117-1118.

•Antevil JL, Sise MJ, Sack DI, et al. Retrievable vena cava filters in trauma patients for preventing pulmonary embolism: A cautionary tale. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 2006;60:35-40.