Dr. Michael Malanoski is currently serving as the Executive Director at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the headquarters command for Navy Medicine. In direct support to the Surgeon General and Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy, Dr. Malanoski works daily with the three directorates: Readiness & Health; Business Operations; and Total Force to advance BUMED’s medical mission through necessary and relevant requirements analyses, studies, and assessments.
Dr. Malanoski entered the Navy in 1973 through the NROTC Scholarship program. After graduating Summa cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass., with a B.A. in Mathematics, he accepted an HPSP scholarship and attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Upon completion of Medical School in 1981, he reported to Portsmouth Naval Hospital (PNH) to begin his career as a medical officer in the Navy Medical Department.
Beginning with his surgery internship at PNH, Dr. Malanoski spent the next 15 years at various commands within the Tidewater area. Upon completion of his internship, he reported to the USS Austin LPD-4 as the ship’s medical officer. He then returned to PNH in 1983 to start his General Surgery residency. Following his residency training, he became the ship’s surgeon aboard the USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 in 1987 until the summer of 1998 when he reported to PNH as a staff surgeon.
Over the next eight years Dr. Malanoski held various positions at the command. He was actively involved in graduate medical education as the assistant program director of the general surgery residency program, and served as the acting department head of general surgery from June 1994 - June 1995. In addition, he deployed for seven months with Fleet Hospital Five as a staff surgeon during Operation Desert Storm.
In 1996, he transferred to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he held multiple leadership positions including: Director of the Breast Care Center, Chief of the Operative Care Service line, and Medical Director. As Medical Director, he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and served as a member of the Board of Directors. He was also named the Specialty Leader for General Surgery, a position he held from 2000-2004, and was intimately involved with reshaping the community to support the Global War on Terrorism.
Dr. Malanoski spent 2002-2004 at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery within the Office of the Medical Corps as Career Plans Officer. Upon completion of that tour, he returned to NNMC as the Director of Med-Surg services, a directorate that includes all specialty care, operating rooms, intensive care units, and med-surg wards at the MTF. In the summer of 2005, he was dual-hatted,
adding the position of Chief of Staff to the Regional Commander for the NCA. In this role, he stood up the newly formed region acting as the first COS for the NCA. In the fall of 2005, he was
named Deputy Director of the Office of Integration for the NCA, and was responsible for developing and implementing the plan to integrate NNMC and WRAMC into a single MEDCEN.
Dr. Malanoski served as Deputy Commander, NNMC, Bethesda, Maryland, from June 2006 – June 2008. From 2008 to 2009 he served as Chief of Staff for the BUMED. In August of 2009, Dr. Malanoski was selected as the first Commanding Officer of Naval Support Activity Bethesda. He retired from active service in 2011 and took a position as the deputy Chief of Staff for Futures and Innovation (M5) in BUMED in March of 2012. He was intimately involved with the implementation of the MHS Governance changes resulting in the establishment of the DHA, serving as Navy Medicine LNO(liaison officer) in addition to his duties as M5. In May of 2014 he was detailed to ASD(HA) for nine months to serve as lead action officer for the Secretary of Defense directed MHS review, a landmark study on MHS performance in the areas of patient safety, quality, and access. In July of 2015 he was selected to serve in the position of Executive Director of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.