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Naval Medical Center San Diego

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NSD)

 

More than 250,000 San Diego residents are eligible for care at NMCSD, with nearly 100,000 beneficiaries enrolled. NMCSD staff is comprised of more than 6,200 military, civilian, contractor and volunteer personnel. In addition to being recognized as an amputee center of excellence, the hospital has achieved national acclaim for many of its clinical and research programs, including refractive surgery, post-traumatic stress, and hearing and balance disorders. NMCSD personnel proudly deploy to support US Military Hospital Kuwait, the I and III Marine Expeditionary Forces, numerous humanitarian missions afloat and ashore and as individual augmentees. Recently, the NMCSD staff has been recognized for excellence by such organizations as the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Athena International and the San Diego Business Journal.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NMCSD has a dedicated research nurse who works to support the needs and demands of resident research efforts. Outside of the Department, there are personnel within the Clinical Investigation Department to support research activity in the NMCSD Core Research Laboratory and Surgical Training Laboratory. Furthermore, there is a biostatistician available within the Clinical Investigation Department and a Gait Analysis engineering team available at the NMCSD Gait Analysis Laboratory. The NMCSD Orthopaedic Surgery Department is working toward establishing projects in all the areas of interest to improve casualty care, which includes clinical, laboratory (bench research), and rehabilitation.

 

Site Principal Investigator: James E. Toledano, MD, CAPT, MC, USN

 

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