Kevin M Creamer


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Pediatric Hospitalist
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Pediatric Wartime Resuscitation
Office Phone


1989 MD F Edward Hebert SOM, USUHS, Bethesda MD
1985 BA College of Liberal Arts, Boston University, Boston MA

1989-1992 Pediatric Residency, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu HI
1995-1998 Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA


Colonel Kevin Creamer graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed his Pediatric residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. After 3 years of general pediatric practice, Kevin returned to train in critical care at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently served as the medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Tripler Army Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he finished his career as the Chief of Pediatric Inpatient Services and the Pediatric Subspecialty Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. Kevin’s interests include pediatric resuscitation and just in time education for deploying medical providers to hostile and austere environments. His team’s first project the Hostile Environments Life-Saving Pediatrics (HELP CD) was circulated annually to thousands of Tri-service deploying medical personnel. Kevin also created and served as the medical director of the web based PICU.consult service which fielded in hundreds of critical care consults from Iraq and Afghanistan. His latest projects have been serving as author and editor of the original and subsequent editions Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments. Since retirement in 2010, Kevin has worked as a pediatric hospitalist in New Zealand and currently at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC.

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

Pediatric Consultant to the Surgeon General, for Pediatric Subspecialties (60Q), April 2007 – December 2009 (active duty officer)

Chief of Pediatric Inpatient Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C., June 2003 – January 2010

Chief of Critical Care and Medical Director of the ICU, 14th Combat Support Hospital, Camp Lacy, Bagram, Afghanistan, OEF VII, Jan-Jul 2006

Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments, Senior Medical and Critical Care Editor: Kevin M. Creamer, Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., US Government Printing Office, 2010. Winner of the 2011 American Medical Writers Association Special Recognition Award in the Physician’s Category.

LTG Claire L Chennault Award for Outstanding Teacher, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC, June 20, 2003

American Heart Association, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, National Faculty for US Army, December 2000 – December 2005

Representative Bibliography

Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments. 2nd Edition Senior Medical and Critical Care Editor: Kevin M. Creamer, Senior Surgical Editor: Michael M. Fuenfer, Borden Institute, Office of the Surgeon General, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 2016.

Edwards MJ, Lustik MB, Clark ME, Creamer KM, Tuggle D, The Effects of Balanced Blood Component Resuscitation and Crystalloid Administration in Pediatric Trauma Patients Requiring Transfusion in Afghanistan and Iraq 2002-2012, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2015;78: 330-335.

Creamer, KM., Edwards, MJ, Shields CH, Thompson MW, Yu CE, Adelman W; Pediatric Wartime Admissions to U.S. Military Combat Support Hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq: Learning from the First 2000 Admissions, J of Trauma and Critical Care, 67(4): 762-768, Oct 2009

Shields, C, Johnson, S, Knoll J, Chess, C, Goldberg, D, Creamer K: Sleep Deprivation for Pediatric Sedated Procedures: Not worth the effort. Pediatrics, 2004, 113: 1204-1208.

O’Brien, MM, Creamer, KM, Hill, EE, Welham, J: Tolerance of Family Presence During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Snapshot of Military and Civilian Pediatricians, Nurses and Residents, Ped Emerg Care, 2002, 18:409-413.