Captain Manuel F. Alsina
Executive Officer
U.S. Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command
Yokosuka
 
A native of Puerto Rico, Captain Alsina received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Bremerton, and reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam for his first staff physician assignment.

CAPT Alsina subsequently transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, where he was selected as Senior Medical Officer, Naval Branch Health Clinic Capodichino. During this tour, he managed the integration of Medical and Dental services at the clinic, chaired several hospital committees, and was a driving force in creating a new model for provider quality assurance reviews.

After five years overseas, CAPT Alsina returned to his Naval Hospital Bremerton roots to teach at the Family Medicine residency; he also received a faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His steadfast efforts as Director of Medical Student Education led Bremerton to become the most desired Family Medicine residency program in Navy Medicine. He was twice honored as Teacher of the Year, and was recognized as one of the top five Family Physicians in all of Navy Medicine in 2008.

Following his Family Medicine teaching assignment, CAPT Alsina reported as Senior Medical Officer aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), directing one of the largest afloat medical departments. He led a medical department of 70 personnel to the highest achievable Medical Readiness Inspection and Unit Level Training Assessment scores, as well as consecutive COMNAVSURFOR “Green H” and Surgeon General’s “Blue H” awards. During this tour, he managed the transfer of over $20M in equipment and controlled substances in a hull swap with the forward deployed USS ESSEX (LHD 2), without discrepancy and ahead of schedule. CAPT Alsina also had the privilege of leading embarked Marine Corps and Fleet Surgical Team medical personnel during several multinational fleet exercises.

CAPT Alsina subsequently reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, where he was selected as the Director of Public Health. There, he coordinated with Navy Region Europe and the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center to develop Ebola Viral Disease response plans and standardize training and resource management during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. He also served as the interim Command Safety Manager, where his efforts in driving a culture of safety were critical in securing USNH Sigonella’s first ever CNO’s Award for Safety Ashore, as well as OSHA VPP Gold Star status, the very first DoD Medical Treatment Facility to receive this exceptional recognition.

CAPT Alsina’s next assignment was to Naval Health Clinic Quantico, where he served as Director of Branch Clinics, and Chair of the Medical Executive Committee. He ensured optimal medical support and readiness for 26,000 Marines, Sailors, and Marine Corps Officer candidates across four geographically separated clinics. Furthermore, he modernized Medical Staff policies, contributing to NHC Quantico’s recognition as Navy Medicine’s first medical treatment facility certified by The Joint Commission as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Currently, CAPT Alsina is the Executive Officer for US Naval Hospital Yokosuka, a 47 bed hospital near Tokyo and the largest U.S. military treatment facility on mainland Japan. Through the core hospital and its six associated branch health clinics, USNH Yokosuka provides forward deployed medical readiness to 42,000 active duty personnel and their families across Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Diego Garcia.

CAPT Alsina is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has published in peer reviewed journals and has presented at national academic conferences on various primary care topics. He has received various personal and unit honors, and is a qualified Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer
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