Jeff W Hutchinson


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Interim Chair of Pediatrics, Chief Diversity Officer SOM
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Media and communication
Health Disparities
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Undergraduate: BS Chemistry, US Military Academy, West Point, NY 1985-1989

Medical School: MD, University of California at San Francisco, 1989-1993

Internship: Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 1993-1994

Residency: Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 1994-1996

Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Brooke AMC, San Antonio, TX, 2002-2005


Jeff Hutchinson MD FAAP is a Colonel in the US Army with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the United States Military Academy and his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine in San Antonio, TX. He has served military families from Landstuhl Germany to Hawaii. His career includes roles from clinic chief, brigade surgeon and teaching faculty to deployment operations, Adolescent Service chief and his current role that focuses on the unity of effort between Walter Reed and USU and increasing the inclusion and diversity at USU School of Medicine as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer. He is an advocate for the education of teens and young adults with publications in the Journal of Pediatrics, the Journal of Military Medicine, and the Journal of Adolescent Health. As an executive member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communication and Media he has presented on videogame violence and emphasizes the link between communication and empathetic care. He serves on the National Academy of Medicine Board on Children Youth and Families and is a Gold Humanism Honor Society member and chapter advisor.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Chief, Adolescent Medicine Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 2011 to 2014.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing, 2016 - present

The US Army “A” Proficiency Designation, 2014 The "A" proficiency designator is the highest recognition for professional excellence in the Army Medical Department

The Order of Military Medical Merit, 2012.

AAP Counsel on Communications and Media Executive Committee Member 2014 to present

Institute of Medicine and National Research Council Board on Children, Youth, and Families 2014 to present.

Battalion Surgeon, 82nd Airborne, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Samarra, 2006-2007

Brigade Surgeon, 25th ID(L), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 1999-2001.


Hutchinson, J., R. Mack, T.P. Koehlmoos, and P.H. DeLeon. 2016. Lessons for Health Equity: Military Medicine as a Window to Universal Health Insurance. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Klein DA, Hutchinson JW, Providing confidential care for adolescents. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Mar 15;85(6):556-60. PMID: 22534268

Hutchinson JW, Greene JP, Hansen SL, Evaluating Active Duty Risk-taking: Military Home, Education, Activity, Drugs, Sex, Suicide, and Safety Method. Military Medicine 2008 Dec: 173(12):1164-7. PMID: 19149332

Hutchinson JW, Stafford EM, Changing Parental Opinions About Teen Privacy Through Education. Pediatrics 2005 Oct: 116(4): 966-971. PMID:16199709

Hutchinson JW and Adelman WP, CHAPTER 75: Youth and Young Adults in the Military, Neinstein’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide Hardcover – October 16, 2015

Hutchinson J, Emerick J, Saxena H, The Future of Pediatric Obesity, Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice 43 (2016) 1–17

2016 AAP National Conference - PEDS21 First Person Shooter by Col. Jeffrey Hutchinson