Army LTC (Dr.) Robert Vietor ’06, was named the new Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology for the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Vietor succeeds Navy Captain (Dr.) Arlene Hudson in the position, and will assume his new duties January 29, 2024.
Vietor is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a 2010 graduate of USU, and completed his anesthesiology residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, where he was competitively selected to serve as a Chief Resident and received the Best Research Resident Award.
Vietor served as core faculty in the Anesthesiology Residency Program and the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He completed multiple operational assignments, including Officer in Charge of Anesthesiology with the 28th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve where he provided anesthesiology care and consultant services to coalition forces operating in Iraq and Syria. From 2019-2020, he served as the Anesthesiology Medical Director for the 121 Field Hospital at Camp Humphreys, South Korea and was responsible for anesthesiology consultation to U.S. Forces on the Korean Peninsula. He also led the perioperative response to the emerging COVID pandemic.