CAPT. Kewish  CO, NHC Oak Harbor, WA

Captain Steven A. Kewish


Raised in Ohio, CAPT Kewish initially entered military service in 1979 when he enlisted and honorably served as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E.) Instructor. After discharge he entered Gonzaga University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, then subsequently obtained his M.D. from The Ohio State University in 1993. Upon graduation, he was commissioned and completed internship and residency in Family Medicine (FM) at Naval Hospital (NH) Camp Pendleton (1993-1996). He later completed an Obstetric Fellowship at NH Jacksonville (1999).


Clinical assignments were comprised of staff appointments to Branch Medical Clinic Atsugi, Japan (1996-1998); NH Jacksonville (1998-1999); U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka (1999-2003); NH Camp Lejeune (2003-2010); USNH Okinawa (2010-2013); and NH Bremerton (2013-2016). He also deployed to Anbar Province, Iraq with 2nd FSSG, Bravo Surgical Co as trauma team leader (2005).


Academic appointments include Program Director of the Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency (2006-2010); Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the Uniform Services University of Health Sciences; and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the University of Washington, College of Medicine. He also received the degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians, and in 2010 developed and gained approval for the Family Medicine Obstetric Fellowship which began at NH Camp Lejeune in 2011.


Leadership positions held by CAPT Kewish include: FM Department Head and Director of Ambulatory Care at USNH Yokosuka; FM Department Head and Director for Graduate Medical Education NH Camp Lejeune; Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and Senior Medical Officer at USNH Okinawa, prior to becoming Director for Medical Services (DMS) in 2012. He also served as DMS at NH Bremerton (2013-2016), Executive Officer for the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar, Afghanistan (2016-2017), and Executive Officer at USNH Guam (2017-2019).


He currently serves as Commanding Officer, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, which was the first Navy Facility to use the new DoD Electronic Health Record, MHS GENESIS.