J. Jonas Carmichael


Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Medical Director Critical Care; Medical Director Bronchoscopy Suite
Location: Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA
Research Interests:
Resuscitation therapies, Sepsis, ICU Systems Management
Lung Cancer
Office Phone


Medical School: M.D., University of Kansas, May 2000-2004
Undergraduate: B.S. Organismal Biology, University of Kansas, May 1996-2000


Commander Carmichael, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, is a native of Mulvane, Kansas. Graduating with honors from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organismal Biology, he was commissioned in March, 2000 and accepted a Health Professions Scholarship to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine receiving his Doctor of Medicine in 2004. He completed internship in internal medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2005 before serving as the Battalion Surgeon for 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines in Okinawa, Japan. He then transferred to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa where from 2006 to 2008 he served as the unit’s Battalion Surgeon and the Senior Medical Officer for Camp Courtney instrumental in over eight off-island exercises and humanitarian operations.

In 2008, he traveled back to Naval Medical Center San Diego where he finished his internal medicine residency in 2010 before continuing a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine that he completed in 2013. He currently serves as a staff physician in the Pulmonary Department and director of Critical care Services and the Bronchoscopy Suite at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. In 2014 he forward deployed as an intensivist in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the NATO Role III hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Carmichael is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine and several other professional societies. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine for USUHS and oversees the Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care clerkships. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2); and Meritorious Unit Citation (2).

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Medical Director Critical Care, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Medical Director Bronchoscopy Suite, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Assistant Director Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

NATO Role 3 MMU, Intensivist, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 02/2014 – 10/2014

USNH Mercy Pacific Partnership, Medicine Resident, Indonesia, 06/2010

Medical officer for debts to: Maldives 03/2007; Thailand, Cobra Gold 05/2007; Yasubetsu, Japan 08/2005; Camp Fuji, Japan 10/2005; Hijudai, Japan 01/2006; Camp Fuji, Japan 03/2006; Thailand, Cobra Gold 05/2006; Ojojihara, Japan 06/2006

L.L. Marcell Award for Most Outstanding Student from the University of Kansas Department of Medicine- May 2004

Aquimenitas Award for the Most Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident selected by Internal Medicine Staff- June 2008

American College of Chest Physicians Outstanding Research Award- National Meeting- October 2012

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Intern Class Teacher of the Year- 2016; Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year- 2016


Kucik C., Carmichael J., Telemedicine and Future Innovations. In Trauma Team Dynamics: A Trauma Crisis Resource Management Manual. (L. Gillman, S. Widder, M. Blaivas, D. Karakitsos, eds), Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 2016.

Saeed O., Carmichael J., Histoplasmosis. In Manual of clinical problems in pulmonary medicine. (T. Morris, A. Ries and R. Bordow, eds.), USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. May 2014.

Matwiyoff G.N, Prahl J.D., Miller R.J., Carmichael J.J., Amundson D.E., Seda G., Daheshia M. Immune regulation of procalcitonin: a biomarker and mediator of infection. Inflammation Research 61(5), 401-9.

Daheshia M., Prahl J.D., Carmichael J.J., Parrish J.S., Seda G. The immune response and therapeutic modulation in bronchiectasis. Pulmonary Medicine. Vol. 2012, Article ID 280528.