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Deputy Commander

Lt. Col. Joseph Maddry

Deputy Commander, USAISR

Lt. Col. Joseph Maddry
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Joseph Maddry

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Joseph Maddry is currently the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, an organization consisting of nearly 800 personnel focused on optimizing combat casualty care. Lt. Col. Maddry also currently serves as a Board Certified Core Faculty Emergency Medicine Physician, the Director of Medical Toxicology at Brooke Army Medical Center, the Director of the Clinical Resuscitation, Emergency Sciences, Toxicology, and Triage (CREST) Research Program, and as the Director of the Clinician Scientist Investigator Opportunity Network (CSION). He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Previously, Lt. Col. Maddry was deployed to a Level III evacuation hub in Afghanistan where he served as the Emergency Department Medical Director as well as to Baghdad, Iraq and Burkina Faso, Africa where he provided Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosive and En Route Care training to local medical personnel.

Lt. Col. Maddry began his career after earning his Bachelor's Degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2001 as a Distinguished Graduate. His first assignment was as Officer in Charge of Bioenvironmental Engineering at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. During his tenure he led his unit's response to the largest anhydrous ammonia spill in U.S. history. He then attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and his medical toxicology fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado.

Following fellowship, Lt. Col. Maddry returned to Brooke Army Medical Center as an emergency physician and medical toxicologist. He served as Director of the U.S. Air Force En route Care Research Center (ECRC) from 2013 to 2020. In this position, he oversaw 20 personnel and a $14.8 million research portfolio. He is an author of over 90 peer reviewed publications and 140 research presentations. The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine recognized Lt. Col. Maddry's research as one of the best publications of 2014. Most recently, Lt. Col. Maddry was awarded the 2017 USAF Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research award and the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium Small Team Research Accomplishment Award for Excellence.