Emily J Elliott


Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
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Fellowship, Neurophysiology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 2022 - Present
Flight Surgeon/Aeromedical Officer, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center, Pensacola, FL, 2019 – 2020
Residency, Neurology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 2016 – 2019
Internship, Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2015 – 2016
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, 2011 – 2015
Bachelor of Science, Biology with Minor in Neuroscience, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2007 – 2011


LCDR Elliott grew up in the greater Houston area of Texas and attended Texas A&M University (BS, 2011). She was commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserves as part of the Health Profession Scholarship Program and attended Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO, 2015). She was commissioned as an active duty Lieutenant in 2015 and completed Internal Medicine Internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in 2016. She then went on to complete Neurology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2019. In residency, she served as the vice president of the House Staff Council.

She briefly worked as neurology staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after completion of residency. Then subsequently reported to Naval Medicine Operational Training Command to attend the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute to become a Flight Surgeon.
In 2020, she reported as a flight surgeon to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Upon arrival, she was the flight surgeon for VMM-263, but transitioned to two large training squadrons at New River, VMMT-204 and NATSG.

During her tour as a flight surgeon, LCDR Elliott was tasked as primary medical support for two back-to-back Weapons and Tactics Instructors courses in Yuma, Arizona. The first course she was tasked to Aux-II forward operating base with a Marine Wing Support Squadron to provide medical and flight surgeon capabilities remotely. The second course she operated as one of two flight surgeons supporting aviators and air crew attending the course.

In 2021, LCDR Elliott was tasked to provide medical support for Operation Allies Welcome at Camp Upshur in Quantico, Virginia. During this mission, she became the Officer in Charge of the Physical Exams Clinic at Camp Upshur where they medically evaluated over 5000 Afghan travelers. She was the assistant department head of the primary clinic at MCAS New River Branch Clinic, and during the second half of the flight surgeon tour, she became the department head of the primary care clinic. In this role, she managed over 30 corpsmen and civilian staff. She also provided consistent neurology support services at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

LCDR Elliott was then selected as the neurophysiology fellow at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She completed neurophysiology fellowship in 2023. During fellowship, she was part of the credentialing committee.

LCDR Elliott is board certified in Neurology and currently serves as a neurologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She has numerous professional publications and presentations at the local and national level. She had She holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the health Sciences. Her military decorations include a Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and two Humanitarian Service Medals.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Operations Allies Refugee, Officer in Charge Physical Exams, Quantico, VA , 2021.

Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Flight Surgeon, MAWTS-1, Yuma, AZ, 2021.

Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Flight Surgeon, Aux FOB-II, Yuma, AZ, 2020.

Representative Bibliography

Elliott, Emily J; Smith, Jonathan K. A 26-year-old man with right hand and arm weakness. Neurology, Residents & Fellow Section.

Porambo ME, Sedarsky KE, Elliott EJ, Theeler BJ, Smith JK. Nivolumab-induced neuralgic amyotrophy with hourglass-like constriction of the anterior interosseous nerve. Muscle & Nerve, February 2019.

Naqvi I, Simpkins A, Cullison K, Elliott E, Reyes D, Leigh R, Lynch J. Recurrent thrombolysis of a stuttering lacunar infarction captured on serial MRIs. eNeurologicalSci, December 2018.

Elliott, Emily J; Landaker, Edwin J. Worsening migraine due to neurocysticercosis. The Clinical Picture, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, March 2017.

Jernigan, Emily E; Siddiqi, Nadia; Peddi, Prashanth. Joint pains in a man with lung cancer. The Clinical Picture, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, January 2015.