House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) announced on January 8, 2016 the addition of Dr. Robert Mabry, a new Robert Woods Johnson Health Policy Fellow, to the Health Subcommittee.
[column col=”1/2″]Regarding Mabry’s addition, Upton remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Robert Mabry, whose record of service as a Green Beret in the military is beyond remarkable. From Mogadishu during ‘Black Hawk Down’ to several tours in Afghanistan, we are lucky to have a true hero on the team.”
Dr. Robert Mabry is an emergency physician and emergency medical services (EMS) specialist. Most recently, Mabry served as the program director of the Military Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Fellowship, the largest EMS fellowship in the nation, and as the director of Trauma Care Delivery at the Department of Defense Trauma Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Before becoming a physician, Mabry served for 11 years as an enlisted U.S. Army Ranger infantryman and Special Forces (Green Beret) medical sergeant. He is also a combat diver, freefall parachutist, National Registry Paramedic, diving medical officer, high-angle rescue instructor, and flight surgeon. He has deployed overseas multiple times and has participated in combat operations as the senior search and rescue medic with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia, during the “Blackhawk Down” battle in 1993, as a Special Forces battalion surgeon during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2005, and as the Joint Theater Trauma System Prehospital medical director again in Afghanistan in 2010.
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Mabry served as president of the Special Operations Medical Association and is a founding member of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. His military awards include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Field Medical Badge.