Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Portsmouth
Captain Feldman is a native of San Diego, California the son of a Naval Flight Officer. A graduate of Duke University with a dual degree in biomedical and electrical and computer engineering in 1997, he was accepted to the Health Professions Scholarship Program and graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia in 2001.
After completing residency at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth he served as a staff Pediatrician at the Halyburton Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point. He was selected for specialty training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a 2 year cancer prevention fellowship and earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology with research on the
associations between perinatal vitamins and cancer.
He returned to the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth Virginia and served in numerous positions throughout the hospital including the Director of Pediatric Specialty Services, Inpatient Medical Director, Associate Director of Medical Services, and Chairman of the Pediatric Department while maintaining full time clinical practice. He established the first clinical directorate of the Tidewater Multi-Service Market Pediatric Service Line, partnering with the Air Force and Army to expand inpatient services in the tidewater region.
Experienced in humanitarian assistance and disaster response, Captain Feldman deployed with the USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) as the Pediatric Department Head in support of Continuing Promise 2011 and subsequently served as the Director of Medical Services from 2011-2015, including extensive mission development for Continuing Promise 2013 and 2015.
From 2008-2014, he led the Uniformed Services Oncology Consortium to ensure access to over 50 active clinical research treatment protocols for children and active duty patients with cancer to ensure that military dependents received cutting edge therapy. He served as the government sponsor for the Health Outcomes Center of Excellence from 2013-2019 leveraging DoD data to help military investigators address drug safety, epidemiology and health disparities.
He is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and holds an Associate Professorship of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and an Assistant Professorship at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He remains active in the community as a two-time President of the Tidewater Pediatric Society and champion of community partnerships in resiliency and care collaboration.
Feldman deployed in the 5th fleet as the Officer-in-Charge of Fleet Surgical Teams FOUR and EIGHT, and Task Force Surgeon for the IWO JIMA (LHD-7) Amphibious Ready Group in 2018, and as Executive Officer of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory from July 2019–July 2021. Most recently he was the Commander of the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Va.