Karl C Kronmann


Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Location: Navy Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
Research Interests:
Tropical Infectious Diseases
Military Medicine
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2002 MD The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2002 MPH The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1992 BS University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Dr. Kronmann started his Navy Career as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power school in Orlando, before leaving active duty service to attend medical school. After completing residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky, he returned to active service as an Infectious Disease Fellow at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. His first assignment after fellowship was as the officer in charge of the Ghana detachment of NAMRU-3, where he conducted research on a malaria vaccine and Lassa virus, as well as surveillance in other tropical infectious diseases. He then returned to clinical medicine and teaching at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. While at NMCP he continues research in traveler's health, teaches medical students and residents, and provides medical care as an attending internist and infectious disease physician. He has deployed twice on the USNS Comfort (Continuing Promise 2015 and Puerto Rico Hurricane relief 2017), and was physician lead on hospital preparations during the Ebola Virus outbreak in 2014. His research and teaching interests focus on infectious disease threats to deployed military personnel.

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

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016-present

Deployment: USNS COMFORT Disaster Response, Puerto Rico, 2017

Associate Director, Public Health Services, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2015-2016

Deployment: Director, Public Health, USNS COMFORT, Continuing Promise 2015

Division Head, Infectious Disease and Traveler's Health, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2012-2014

Public Health Emergency Officer, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2014-2016

Officer in Charge, Ghana Detachment, Naval Medical Research Unit #3, 2008-2011

Representative Bibliography

Kronmann KC, Nimo Paintsil S, Guirguis F, Kronmann LC, Bonney K, Obiri-Danso K, Ampofo WK, Fichet-Calvet E. Two novel arenaviruses detected in pygmy mice, Ghana. Emerg Inf Dis 2013;19:1832-5. PMID: 24188212

Koram KA, Adu B, Ocran J, Karikari YS, Adu-Amankwah S, Ntiri M, Abuaku B, Dodoo D, Gyan B, Kronmann KC, Nkrumah F. Safety and Immunogenicity of EBA-175 RII-NG Malaria Vaccine Administered Intramuscularly in Semi-Immune Adults: A Phase 1, Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Dosage Escalation Study. PLoS One 2016;11. PMID: 27644034

Kronmann KC, Ampofo W, Nzussouo T, Wasfy MO, Agbenohevi P, Carroll J, Diabate M, Sourabie S, Puplampu N, Clemens M, Oyofo BA. Building Military Influenza Surveillance Capacity in West Africa. Military Medicine 2013;178(3): 306-314. PMID: 23707118.

Bonney JHK, Kronmann KC, Lindan CP, Asanta IA, Pargie P, Aboagye J, Amankwah J, Odoom JK, Adjabeng M, Nzussouo NT, Ahadzie L, Barthel RV, Cornelius C, Amofah G, Oyofo B, Ampofo WK. Virological Surveillance of Influenza-Like Illness among Children in Ghana, 2008-2010. J Inf Dis 2012;206: S108-113. PMID: 23169955.

Kronmann KC, Shield WW, Sheer T, Crum-Cianflone NF. Echinococcosis in a US Marine after Deployment to Afghanistan. American Journal of Gastroenterology . 2008;103:2151-3. PMID: 18796121

Kronmann KC, Truett AA, Hale BR, Crum-Cianflone NF. Melioidosis after Brief Exposure: A Serologic Survey in US Marines. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;80:182-184. PMID: 19190209