Scott Deitchman, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS (Ret)
Adjunct Associate Professor
National Health Symposium
Scott Deitchman, MD, MPH served for 30 years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service, retiring in May, 2017 at the rank of Rear Admiral. He previously was the Associate Director for Environmental Health Emergencies in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He led CDC’s responses to the public health challenges of numerous hurricanes, the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor emergency. From April 2006 to May 2007 Dr. Deitchman served in the White House as the Vice President’s Medical Advisor for Homeland Security Affairs. He currently is a Principal with Gordon & Rosenblatt LLC, consulting on prevention and control of waterborne disease outbreaks caused by Legionella and other organisms. Dr. Deitchman also serves as adjunct faculty at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, with an appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and a particular focus in the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. He continues to publish and speak on a variety of topics in disaster medicine. Dr. Deitchman is board certified in Occupational and Environmental medicine; and in General Preventive Medicine. His awards and honors include the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Outstanding Service Medal. He was inducted as an alumnus member into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honorary society.