CAPT. Kewish  CO, NHC Oak Harbor, WA

Captain Steven A. Kewish


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


Clinical assignments were comprised of appointments as staff physician 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). In 2005 he deployed as Trauma Team Leader for the 2nd Force Service Support Group (FSSG), Bravo Surgical Company in Anbar Province, Iraq.


Academic appointments include Program Director for the Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency (2006-2010) as well as Teaching Faculty (2003-2010); Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the Uniform Services University of Health Sciences (2004); and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the University of Washington College of Medicine (2014). He received the degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians (2008), and in 2010 developed and gained approval for the Family Medicine Obstetric Fellowship at NH Camp Lejeune.


Leadership positions held by CAPT Kewish include: Department Head (DH) for Family Medicine and Director of Ambulatory Care at USNH Yokosuka, DH for Family Medicine and Director of Medical Education at 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 for USNH Guam (2017-2019).


He currently serves as Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Oak Harbor; and Director, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor. He is married with three children.