Decorated Front Line Physician Shares His Perspective on Re-Integrating Soldiers
Former U.S. Army Major Dr. Sudip Bose
available for interview Feb. 21 and 22
BETHESDA, MD — Motivated by duty and honor to his country, Dr. Sudip Bose, MD, FAACEP, FAAEM, a former Major in the U.S. Army, served as a military officer from 1995—2007. His 15-month tour on the front lines of Iraq marked one of the longest combat tours by a physician since World War II. During his deployment Dr. Bose cared for thousands of wounded soldiers and Iraqi civilians during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He provided front line emergency care during the peak of insurgencies in Baghdad and Najaf. In addition, Dr. Bose was one of the only front line physicians in Fallujah during the U.S. seizure of the city. Dr. Bose treated Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture.
When not on missions, Dr. Bose volunteered at the busiest trauma center in the world at that time, the Ibn Sina Hospital. For his service, he received Presidential recognition and earned several awards, including The Bronze Star, The Combat Medical Badge, and The Army Commendation Medal.
A native Chicagoan, Dr. Bose serves on the American Occupational Therapy Association Board of Directors and is an emergency medicine physician with a breadth of clinical experience, from the busiest urban emergency rooms in the nation to underserved community hospitals. Currently Dr. Bose treats patients at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas, and serves as the Medical Director for Ector County and the City of Odessa, Texas.
Dr. Bose was listed in "America's Guide to Top Emergency Physicians" for the last several years. He is an associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and also holds faculty positions at Texas A&M, and the University of Texas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
Inspired by the meritorious service of fellow soldiers, Dr. Bose began raising awareness and funding for wounded veterans and the families of fallen soldiers in 2005. He is quickly becoming one of the nation's leading voices on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an issue that deeply impacts many of the soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
More information on Dr. Bose’s accomplishments, mission to advance treatment for soldiers, and links to previous media interviews is available at www.thebattlecontinues.org.
Dr. Bose will be visiting the Washington, D.C. area Feb. 21 and 22 to share his perspective about returning war veterans; their issues, strengths, and the problems they encounter re-integrating into the community. He will be available for interview to help identify the ways that the public can contribute to these reintegration efforts and see the important role of the occupational therapy practitioner in the health and well-being of these returning soldiers.
To schedule an interview Dr. Sudip Bose on how communities can address the needs of returning veterans with TBI and PTSD, call Media Relations Manager Katie Riley, 301-652-6611, ext. 2963 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to www.aota.org.