LT Michael Sracic, MD, MC, USN
LT Michael K. Sracic, MD describes caring for wounded soldiers during his orthopaedics internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as a privilege. “Honor, courage and commitment do not end on the battlefield, and watching these values exemplified during recovery and rehabilitation is an incredible experience as a physician and as a military officer,” says Dr. Sracic, who will deploy to Afghanistan in September 2010. He believes further scientific research is critical, as advances in tactical medicine are saving lives and limbs on the battlefield every day. “Our wounded warriors deserve the best treatment possible, and research and continued education and training provide that opportunity,” he says.