Kevin M Semelrath


Major, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Military and Emergency Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
LGBTQ+ health issues
Physician wellness
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BS in Biology, Magna cum laude, Stonehill College, Easton MA
MD, cum laude, Albany Medical College, Albany NY
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA


Kevin Semelrath, MD, FACEP, Maj, USAF, MC is an Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine. He is a residency trained and board certified Emergency Physician. In his current role, he teaches several courses in USU’s military unique curriculum. He is the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, advising and guiding students through their fourth year Emergency Medicine Clerkship; and he is the Course Director for Operation Bushmaster, the fourth year capstone event in the students’ military curriculum. This exercise pushes the students to apply all of their medical knowledge and leadership abilities in a simulated deployed environment.

Maj Semelrath is a native of New York. He received a BS in Biology, magna cum laude, at Stonehill College in Massachusetts in 2004. He then went on to Albany Medical College, earning his MD degree, cum laude in 2008. During medical school he accessioned to the US Air Force through the HPSP program. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2011. He started his active duty career at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was core faculty for the Emergency Medicine residency there, eventually serving as the acting Associate Program Director during his last year. During his time in Texas, Maj Semelrath had the privilege of deploying twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom- once to Bagram Air Field and then to Ramstein Air Base as a CCATT physician. His current academic interests are LGBTQ+ population health and increasing medical provider knowledge and comfort in treating the LGBTQ+ population.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Course Director, Operation Bushmaster

EM Clerkship Director

Former APD for Emergency Medicine Residency, San Antonio Military Medical Center

Deployed as CCATT physician to Bagram Air Field and Ramstein Air Base

Chair, SOM Diversity and Inclusion Committee

USU Faculty Senate Member