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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
February 18, 2019

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Georgetown,Washington ***07


Colonel Chad Gregory Kahl MD SFS USAF MC FAAFP


To work in an integrative medicine clinic using my skills in trigger point injection therapy, prolotherapy, Physician acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and ultrasound guided MS injections, to improve patient outcomes where allopathic approaches have failed. In addition, I would like to continue to practice as an occupational health expert, travel/tropical medicine expert and to continue providing primary care, acute care or Emergency Care, with an academic association. If possible I would also like to continue to provide aeromedical services as a flight surgeon abroad and to provide care to military veterans within the VA medical system where I can continue complimentary medicine research within and academic setting.


Board certified in Family Medicine current certification in Aerospace Medicine with the US Air Force. Instructor Advance Trauma Life Support, Program Director for ACLS, current ACLS instructor and PALS/NRP certified and certified medical acupuncturist.

Graduate of the Academy of Pain Research 300 hour course on integrative medicine, TCM, and Acupuncture

Air Force Flight Surgeon’s course at Fort Sam Houston Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio Texas in 2010

Saint Louis University Residency in Family Medicine and Community Health. 2006

Medical degree awarded by University of Florida College of Medicine. 1999-2003

Bachelor of Science, Sigma Cum Laude, University of West Florida, in Cellular and Molecular Biology 1996-1999




2016 - Current Chief Flight Surgeon Pentagon Flight Medicine Clinic Washington DC. Physician to the Secretary of Defense and to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, WRMC, USU, Bethesda Maryland

2010 – 2016 Clinical Director of Aerospace Medicine at 99th, ARS Birmingham, Air National Guard base

2010 – 2016 EM physician with Pegasus Emergency Physician group, 2000 hours level three trauma center Coosa Valley Medical Center. EM staff physician at Coosa Valley Medical Center and the Birmingham VA medical center.

2010 – 1016 Deputy Chief of Staff 42nd MDG Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery Alabama

2006-2018 Multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to field hospitals in Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and North Africa and the South Pacific.

2010 – 1016 WOC Volunteer Emergency Medicine Attending Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital; department of Ambulatory Services

2010 – 1016 Emergency Medicine rotation preceptor for the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

2006 – 2010 Director of Clinical services and Chief of Personnel Reliability Program Aviano Air Force Base Italy 2007-2010

2006-2007 Prior Staff Emergency Department physician at Osan Air Base Korea.

Extensive training in tropical/ travel medicine, and operational flight medicine.

Trauma and mass casualty medical training, through the United States Air Force's CSTARS and C4 programs.

Transatlantic Abort Site physician responder for NASA's TAL sites at Istres France and Zaragoza Spain

Training site faculty and Program director for ACLS program.

Emergency Medicine Staff; NWRMC Winfield Alabama 20,000 bed ER 2 shifts per month since June 2012.

Worked as subject matter expert and field physician in West Africa, and international health projects in Nicaragua and in the Dominican Republic.

Kahl, CG Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis (EIAn) in an Air Force Aviator taking a HMG-CoA reductase Inhibitor: A Case Report and Review of the Presentation, Diagnoses, and Treatment of EIAn MILMED-D-16-00247R1

Kahl, CG You’re the Flight Surgeon: IGA Nephropathy, Journal of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance

Kahl, CG Utilization of mattress sutures for wound repair of a lower extremity laceration; A case review and discussion on wound closure and management of large lacerations in primary care. 2018

Kahl, CG Trigger Point Injections (TPIs) as a Complementary Therapy in Treating Lower Back Pain in Aviators 2016 Nov AMSUS Abstract

Kahl, CG Bilateral facial Keloids Scars in a military veteran with history of Pseudo-folliculitis Barbae (PFB) 2018 Abstract

Kahl, CG, Beich JW A Lesion on the Ear, Basal Cell Carcinoma in Marine with combat risk factors. Photo Quiz.

Sharma, V., Vail, J.D., Sparks, J.L., Ravey, E.P., Kahl, G.C. and May, C.C. Constitutive mRNA expression and secretion of Interleukin-16 in tumor derived human B cell lines "Signaling & gene expression in the immune system". Cold Spring Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 1999, p-194.

Current ongoing research

Vitamin D levels in Aircrews exposed to atypical levels of Ionizing radiation during high altitude combat Air Refueling operations.

CoQ10 as an aircrew approved medication to treat primary Hypertension and to help prevent Statin induced Hepatitis in aircrew treated for HLD.

Increased exposure to Tuberculosis by American Aircrews during aerial combat training sorties in Afghanistan

Pre-deployment Fitness level as an indicator for individual medical readiness

Trigger point as an adjuvant treatment to traditional rehabilitation for chronic lower back pain in aviators

FAAFP – Fellow of the American Association of Family Practitioners

Diplomat ABFM American Board of Family Medicine recertified in 2016

Advisory Board Team RWB Team Red White and Blue

Board Member and director of Veteran’s Healthcare Initiatives for the Wounded Warrior Family Foundation

Voting Member of

AMSUS - The Society of Federal Health Professionals

AsMA – Aerospace Medical Association

AMA – American Medical Association

SOUSAFFS – Society of US Air Force Flight Surgeons

USAFP – Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians

MOAA – Military Officers Association of America

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