Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Portsmouth

Captain Feldman is a native of San Diego, California, and 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 (NMCP), Virginia, he served as a staff pediatrician at the Halyburton Medical Clinic, 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 two-year cancer prevention fellowship and earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology with research on the associations between perinatal vitamins and cancer.
Feldman returned to NMCP and served in numerous positions throughout the medical center including the Director of Pediatric Specialty Services, Inpatient Medical Director, Associate Director of Medical Services, and Chairman of the Pediatric Department while maintaining a full-time clinical practice. He established the first clinical directorate of the Tidewater Multi-Service Market (now known as the Defense Health Agency Network) 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, he deployed with USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) as the Pediatric Department Head in support of Continuing Promise 2011, and he 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 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 which leveraged DoD data to help military investigators address drug safety, epidemiology, and health disparities.
Feldman led numerous Defense Support to Civilian Authority (DSCA) health services missions, and a deployment as the Task Force Surgeon for USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7) Amphibious Ready Group in 2017-2018. As Executive Officer of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory from July 2019–July 2021, he managed the comprehensive day-to-day operations of the Navy’s only laboratory focused on research solutions to aid warfighters aboard the most medically challenging undersea platforms and mission sets in the U.S. Navy.
From July 2021-April 2023, he served as the Commander of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, and inaugural Director of the Defense Centers for Public Health,  supporting the global operational Public Health Policy and Management in support of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) and the Defense Health Agency to include 10 echelon five tenant commands involving the management of Radiation Health Protection Missions, Blood Borne Infection Management, Entomology, Environmental Preventive Medicine, Navy Drug Screening, Industrial Hygiene Laboratories, Environmental Programs, Epidemiological and Health Analysis, Health promotion and wellness policy, programs and execution for the fleet.
He currently serves as the Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth commander and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth director.

Commanding Officer

Captain Brian Feldman

Medical Corps, United States Navy

Update 18 April 2024
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