Carlos E Angueira


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Brooke Army Medical Center
Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Research Interests:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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I attended medical school at the Universidad Central Del Caribe in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Internal medicine internship, residency and GI fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center. I retired from active duty in 2009 and I am currently the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Brooke Army medical Center.


COL (Ret) Carlos Efrain Angueira was born in the Canal Zone, Panama. The son of a career Army officer, he graduated from Stuttgart American High School in 1976 and entered college that same year at the Citadel on a four year R.O.T.C. scholarship. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Citadel in 1980 and, soon thereafter, began medical school at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico under the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. He graduated from medical school in 1984 and began his active duty Army career in June of that year.
COL Angueira entered an Internal Medicine residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) on 1 July, 1984. In June 1987, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and was assigned to Darnall Army Community Hospital (DACH) in Ft. Hood, Texas as a staff internist.
In January 1988, COL Angueira attended the Officer’s Advanced Course in residence at the AMEDD Center and School. Upon completion of this course in May 1988, he was assigned as the Chief of the Internal Medicine Clinic at BAMC where he remained for two years. In May 1990, COL Angueira deployed with the 28th Combat Support Hospital to Costa Rica for a Humanitarian Assistance mission. He served as Chief Medical Officer and was directly responsible for the care given to over 1500 local civilians.
In July 1990, COL Angueira began a Gastroenterology Fellowship at BAMC and, for the following two years, his efforts were concentrated in academic medicine and the study of Gastroenterology. He completed his fellowship in June 1992 and remained at BAMC as a staff gastroenterologist.
Upon completion of his fellowship, COL Angueira was assigned to BAMC. He served as Staff Gastroenterologist, Assistant Chief Gastroenterology Service and, BAMC Risk Manager. In September 1998, he deployed with the 41st CSH as commander of the unit supporting the 1st Cavalry Division in Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia. COL Angueira was directly responsible for coordinating the delivery of level III medical care to approximately 15,000 US and NATO troops in a forward deployed environment. During this six month deployment, the unit saw approximately 10,000 patients, performed 60 surgical procedures, conducted multiple joint exercises with other NATO medical units and hosted several continuing medical education programs for a multinational medical community. As a personal accomplishment, he successfully completed the Command and General Staff College by correspondence. The unit returned to Ft. Sam Houston in March 1999.
Upon his return from Bosnia, COL Angueira was assigned initially as Assistant Chief, Department of Health Plan Management and subsequently became chief of that department for a period of 2 years. In June 2001, he was assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff for Clinical Operations at Great Plains Regional Medical Command where he was responsible for all physician related issues including deployments and contracting actions for all 10 regional Medical Treatment Facilities. In May 2004, COL Angueira was assigned to BAMC as Deputy Commander for Clinical Services. As the DCCS, he was directly responsible for the medical care provided to all Wounded Warriors, their families and over 50,000 beneficiaries. During his 4 year tenure as the principal deputy, he not only performed all assigned duties with distinction but also served as Interim Commander on innumerable occasions when the Commanding General was not present. Under his leadership, BAMC achieved such notable milestones as a Joint Commission accreditation, certification as a Level 1 trauma center and the opening of the Center for the Intrepid and two new Fisher houses. In August 2008, COL Angueira returned to a full time clinical practice as a staff gastroenterologist at BAMC.
COL Angueira retired from active military service in April 2009 and, that following July, he entered the ranks of Civil Service employees at BAMC as a staff Gastroenterologist. Currently, he is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at BAMC and serves as core faculty, clinician and luminal/biliary endoscopist.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service, Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Serviced Ribbon, Expert Field Medical Badge and the Army Parachutist Badge.
He is married to Dr. Wanda D. Angueira and has two sons Carlos and Francisco.