Lieutenant Colonel DR. KATIE M. CROWDER

Lt Col Katie M. Crowder is the Assistant Program Director for Operational Graduate Medical Education at the United States School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She supports the selection and operational training of over sixty residents from four medical specialties, preparing them for immediate assignment to operational billets.

Lt Col Crowder assessed through the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Notre Dame, and received her MD from Drexel University School of Medicine. She completed a Family Medicine residency at Travis AFB, California.

Lt Col Crowder is board certified in family medicine. She deployed to Soto Cano AB, Honduras and to HQ ISAF, Kabul, Afghanistan. Prior to her current position, Lt Col Crowder served as the Chief of the Medical Staff at 15th Medical Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

EDUCATION
1999 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Pre-Professional Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
2003 Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, by correspondence
2018 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006–July 2007, Staff Physician, Primary Care Clinic, 88th Medical Operation Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (January 2007–May 2007, Senior Medical Officer, Soto Cano AB, Honduras)
2. July 2007–July 2009, Element Leader, Primary Care, 88th Medical Operation Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. July 2009–July 2014, Family Medicine Faculty Physician, 60th Medical Operations Squadron, Travis AFB, California (October 2013–May 2014, Director of Medical Operations, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan)
4. July 2014–June 2016, Medical Director, Family Health Clinic, 15th Medical Operations Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
5. June 2016–June 2018, Chief of the Medical Staff, 15th Medical Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
5. June 2018–present, Assistant Program Director, Operational Graduate Medicine Education, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Services Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2012 Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University Health Sciences
2017 AMSUS Physician of the Year
2017 AFMS Clinical Excellence Award, Chief of the Medical Staff
2018 Assistant Professor, Wright State University

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 17, 1999
Captain May 17, 2003
Major May 17, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel May 17, 2015
Colonel (s) May 17, 2021

(Current as of January 2020)