Pamela L. Krahl


Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program Director
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Biomarkers of Environmental Exposures
Injury Prevention
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BS with Merit in Oceanography, U.S. Naval Academy, 1990
MPH, Occupational and Environmental Health, Emory University, 1999
Internal Medicine Residency, 2003
MD Cum Laude, Emory University, 2000
MPH, Uniformed Services University, 2006
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency, 2007


CAPT Krahl was born in Sagami-Ono, Japan and grew up in Atlanta, GA. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in oceanography, she was commissioned as a Meteorology and Oceanography Officer in May 1990.

Following a research internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CAPT Krahl’s first duty assignment was Oceanographic Unit Four, permanently deployed onboard USNS Chauvenet (T-AGS 29). She served as the Survey Support Division Officer, Boat Division Officer, and Operations Officer between October 1990 and October 1991 as the unit conducted hydrographic survey operations in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. CAPT Krahl then transferred to Naval Support Force Antarctica and completed three deployments to the Antarctic providing meteorological analysis to support the research mission. In July 1994, she reported to Mobile Environmental Team, San Diego.

CAPT Krahl resigned her active commission in July 1995 to attend Emory University School of Medicine through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. She graduated cum laude in May 2000 with Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees and returned to active duty in May 2000, reporting to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA for internship and residency training in Internal Medicine. In June 2003, she reported to Naval Hospital Beaufort, SC where she served as staff internist and Department Head, Internal Medicine. She was board certified in internal medicine in October 2003.

In August 2005, CAPT Krahl transferred to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for additional residency training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She was subsequently assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) as staff occupational medicine physician and was appointed Medical Officer in Charge/Battalion Surgeon for CBIRF in April 2009. She was board certified in occupational and environmental medicine in January 2008 and was designated a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer in April 2010. CAPT Krahl transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy in July 2010 where she served as Director of Public Health until July 2013. CAPT Krahl then served as Director of Public Health at Naval Health Clinic Annapolis from September 2013 to June 2016. She was appointed as the Navy Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialty Leader in June 2015.

CAPT Krahl is currently serving as Program Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency at the Uniformed Services University.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

US Navy Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialty Leader

2013-2016 - Director of Public Health, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis

2010-2013 - Director of Public Health, US Naval Hospital Sigonella

2007-2010 - Battalion Surgeon, US Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

2003-2005 - Internal Medicine Department Head, Naval Hospital Beaufort

1990-1995 - US Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Officer