Brian W. Brennan


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Child Abuse
General Pediatriics
Office Phone


1998 - BS from United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
2008 - MD from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2015 - Residency in Pediatrics, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
Present - Fellow, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA


MAJ Brian Brennan is the former Chief of Pediatrics at Womack Army Medical Center, now completing a fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was born at Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center and after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Life Science at the United States Military Academy, entered the Army in 1998 as an Armor Officer at Fort Knox, KY, serving six years in that capacity including postings at Fort Riley, Kansas, Grafenwoehr, Germany and Baghdad, Iraq. During his time as a combat arms officer, MAJ Brennan served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company Executive Officer, USAREUR Training Plans Action Officer and Brigade Assistant Operations Officer.
In 2004, upon return from Iraq, MAJ Brennan entered Medical School at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated in 2008, and was assigned to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia as a Transitional Intern. From there, he was assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Riley, Kansas as a Battalion Flight Surgeon, which included another deployment to Iraq. From Fort Riley, MAJ Brennan moved to Joint Base Lewis/McChord for Pediatric Residency, and upon graduation in 2015 was assigned to Fort Bragg as a General Pediatrician.
MAJ Brennan’s awards include the Bronze Star, Parachutist Badge, Flight Surgeon’s Badge, and Combat Action Badge.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2015-2017 Chief and Staff Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

2009-2012 Batallion Flight Surgeon, 1st ARB, 1st CAB, Ft. Riley, KS and Camp Taji, Iraq

2003-2004 Assistant Brigade Plans Officer, 1st BDE, 1st AD, Baghdad, Iraq

2002-2003 Assistant Plans Officer, 7th Army Training Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany

2000-2001 Tank Co Executive Officer, A/2-70 AR, Fort Riley, KS

1999-2000 Tank Platoon Leader, A/2-70 AR, Fort Riley, KS and Udari, Kuwait

Awards: 2017 American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching Award, Fort Bragg, NC

Awards: 2017 Uniformed Services University Pediatric Clerkship Faculty Teacher of the Year, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

Awards: BSM, MSM (2OLC), ARCOM (3OLC), AAM (2OLC)


Brennan, B. and Kelly M., Little Leaguer’s Shoulder; Clinical Pediatrics, May ‘11; vol. 50,5: pp 462-3

Brennan, B., Limited vs. Total War; Armor, Sep-Oct 2002; 111: 8-11.