Kristian E. Sanchack


Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
Research Interests:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
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1993-1997 B.S. Biochemistry Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308, Cum Laude
1998-2002 M.D. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS), F.E. Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD 20814
2010-2012 M.H.A. University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Post Graduate
2002-2003 Internship Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), Family Medicine Residency, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
2003-2005 Residency NHCP, Family Medicine Residency, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
2008-2009 Medical Acupuncture Certification, McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program, via Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92136
2010-2012 Fellowship Madigan Faculty Development Fellowship, Tacoma, WA 98431


Dr. Sanchack graduated from Union College in 1997 and after 1 year of research at Boston University he entered medical school at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He completed Family Medicine Internship and Residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton from 2002-2005 where he was selected as Chief Resident. He stayed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton for 2 years as faculty, and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Al Taqaddum, Iraq in 2006. He served overseas at Branch Health Clinic Iwakuni Japan 2007-2010 where he served as Senior Medical Officer. He then completed his Faculty Development Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Masters in Health Administration at University of Washington from 2010-2012. Since 2012 he has been fortunate enough to be located in Jacksonville, Florida, where he now serves as Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Sanchack K, Thomas C. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Primary Care Principles American Family Physician 2016 15; 94 (12) 972-979

Alderman SM, Arvidsson CJ, Boedecker BH, Durck CH, Ferguson JL, Harreld CE, House JH, Irizarry DJ, Oshiki MS, Sanchack KE, Torres JE. NATO Special Operations Forces Medical Engagements and Partnering Course: Initial Curriculum Recommendations from the NSHQ SOFMEP Committee. Journal of Special Operations Medicine 2012; 12(2):27-32.

Sanchack, K. Hiccups: When the Diaphragm Attacks. Journal of Palliative Care 7 (6) 870-873 December 2004

Nugent MA, Nugent HM, Iozzo RV, Sanchack KE, Edelman ER. Perlecan is required to inhibit thrombosis after deep vascular injury and contributes to endothelial cell-mediated inhibition of intimal hyperplasia. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 97 (12) 6722-6727 June 2000

Sanchack, K., Giving Effective Feedback Through Dialogue with SOME TLC. The Uniformed Family Physician Vol. 4 (2) Ed. 14, 23-25 Winter 2011

Naggiar, E, Sanchack, K., Clarke, J. Comparison of Draeger Divesorb Pro to Softnolime 812 in the MK 25 MOD 2 Seal Delivery Vehicle, MK 16 MOD0 and Viper VSW Canisters. Navy Experimental Dive Unit Technical Report TR02-02, TA00-004 2002

REAL Solutions: Resident Engagement and Leadership Solutions Sanchack K, Smith D, American Academy of Family Physicians Program Director Workshop. March 2017

Leading the Way! Sanchack K. Duval County Medical Society, Life After Residency, Conference, Jacksonville, FL 20 August 2016

Autism: The Perspective of a Provider and a Parent. Sanchack K. USAFP Annual conference, Denver, CO 21 March 2016

An Evidenced-Based Review for the Treatment of Lower Back Pain with Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Sanchack K. USAFP Annual conference, Crystal City, VA 21 March 2015