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Captain David Barrows

Executive Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville and
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Capt. David Barrows received a direct commission as a Navy ensign in 1997. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from University of California, Loa Angeles; a medical degree from University of California, Davis; and a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.
He completed a general surgery internship at Cottage Health in Santa Barbara, Calif.; an anesthesiology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; and a fellowship in pain medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.  
At Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Barrows served as anesthesiologist, pain management physician, and also as associate program director of the National Capital Consortium’s pain management fellowship.  
At Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, he served as department head for anesthesia and pain management, and was later selected as director of surgical services.
While serving as battalion surgeon for 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, he deployed to Iraq — attached to 1st Marine Division.  He later deployed to Iraq as an anesthesiologist with 1st Medical Battalion (which supports I Marine Expeditionary Force).
At the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Barrows established and directed the Trauma Strategy
Management Office and Clinical Communities.  He led the development of the Navy Medicine Trauma Strategy.  He was later appointed as acting deputy chief medical officer for Navy Medicine.  He also supported the Defense Health Agency with developing clinical communities.
In June 2020, Barrows assumed the role of executive officer of Naval Hospital Jacksonville (and its five branch health clinics) and Navy Medicine Readiness & Training Command Jacksonville (and its five units).
Barrows is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and addiction medicine.  
Personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.
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