Ramey L. Wilson


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Deputy Director, Military Internal Medicine, USU
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Operational Medicine and Health Engagement
Global Health
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General Internal Medicine Fellowship Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 2013 – 2015
Masters in Public Health (Global Health) Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 2013 – 2015
M.S. in Defense Analysis Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2012 – 2013
Graduate Certificate in Stability Ops Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2013
Internal Medicine Residency Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 2003 – 2005
Internal Medicine Internship Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 2002 – 2003
Doctor of Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 1998 – 2002
B.S. in Engineering Psychology United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 1990 – 1994


COL Ramey L. Wilson is an officer and physician with a wide range of clinical and operational experiences and roles. A former Field Artillery Officer, he has leveraged his experience to provide expert advice, recommendations and care in deployed command billets and prepared expeditionary medical units to be a ready medical force. Spending a majority of his active duty career with operational forces, which include three deployments to Afghanistan in various operational roles with conventional and Special Operations forces, Dr. Wilson’s expertise bridges the domains of expeditionary medical care, medical force generation and the delivery of medical care in our military treatment facilities. His most recent operational assignment as the Command Surgeon/Medical Director for Special Operations Command Africa built upon his significant experience in the requirements and challenges of developing and sustaining a health support plan in austere locations. In his current assignment, COL Wilson plans to leverage his knowledge, skills and abilities to help train the next generation of military medical leaders in medicine and global health, advocate for Joint Force medical interoperability with our Allies and partners, contribute to medical civil-military cooperation, advance the use of point of care ultrasound for operational medicine, and share his love of learning and process improvement with others.


Curtin JM, Marle A, Lock C, McLeroy RD, Martinez LJ, Wilson RL. The Medical Relief in Place for United States Forces: Considerations, Risks, and Interoperability. Mil Med. 2020 Oct 3:usaa324. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa324. PMID: 33007068.

Hall A, Morrow L, Monsaert K, Wilson R, Dixon M. “Converting a Small Surgical Team into a Pandemic Response Team for an Isolated Population.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2020. 10 April 2020. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.04.001

Mclaughlin, S, Wilson RL. “A Tiered Framework for Medical Interoperability.” Mil Med. 2020 Mar 2;185(3-4):330-333. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz420.

Wilson RL, Speilmann L, Dowdall-Garberson K. “A Medical Interoperability Scale for Medical Security Force Assistance and Health Engagements.” Mil Med. 2017 Nov;182(11):1735-1737. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-17-00320.

Wilson RL. “Disasters and Conflict Zones Around the World: The Roles and Relationships of Military and Nongovernmental Organizations.” Book Chapter in Igniting the Power of Community: The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health, Springer, New York 2009, 109-141.

Hartzel J, Cohee B, Yu C, Nelson M, and Wilson R. “Moving beyond Accidental Leadership: A Graduate Medical Education Leadership Curriculum Needs Assessment.

Hays M, Andrews M, Wilson R, Callender D, O'Malley PG, Douglas K. “Reporting quality of randomised controlled trial abstracts among high-impact general medical journals: a review and analysis.” BMJ Open. 2016 Jul 28;6(7):e011082. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/7/e011082.long

Gaist PA and Wilson RL. Separate and Equal: Building Better Relationships with the International Humanitarian. Joint Forces Quarterly. 2016; 80(1st Quarter):45-53. http://dtic.mil/doctrine/jfq/jfq.htm

Wilson RL, Moawad FJ and Hartzell JD. “Lessons for Conducting Health Development at the Tactical Level.” Mil Med. 2015 April; 180(4):368–373. http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00319 PMID: 25826340

Wilson, RL. "The Role of Medical Development in Support of Security." Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX) Journal. 2013 Nov; 3(4): 35-39. Available at: https://globalecco.org/the-role-of-medical-development-in-support-of-security