John Atwood

Professor of Medicine; USU Director Cardiology Ambulatory and CCU Sub-internship WRNMMC

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1980 …2023

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Exercise testing, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical Cardiology


Retired Army Colonel (Dr.) J. Eddie Atwood is a former Program Director Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and current Professor of Medicine at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Atwood’s interests are many and experience vast in the realm of cardiovascular disease. He has won numerous clinical teaching awards and remain among the top mentors for all medical trainees within the Walter Reed/USU in clinic, CCU, as a longitudinal mentor, CPR module, and physical exam teacher


Dr. John Edwin “Eddie” Atwood, (COL (ret) MC, USA, has extensive experience as a distinguished clinician-educator, a record of scholarly achievement, and has held academic leadership positions throughout his career. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He has held an appointment as Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine 1990-2002 and at USUHS since 2004.  Dr Atwood has extensive experience with the military health system.  He served on active duty with the US Army from 2002 through September 2014 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  He was a staff physician in support of Operation Iraqi freedom from Nov2007-Mar2008, as Theater Consultant for Cardiology in support of Operation enduring freedom Aug-Sep 2012, and on a humanitarian mission to Peru in 2013.  In addition, Dr. Atwood has spent the majority of his career since 1975, outside of his time in the US Army, practicing in the Veteran administration Health Care System and its associated educational systems (UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and Stanford).

Throughout his career, Dr. Atwood has held substantial academic and administrative leadership positions. He has served as a Cardiology fellowship program director; as the Cardiology Consultant to DOD vaccine health care (VHC) on myopericarditis; ACLS Director, National Faculty to American Heart Association ACLS for Military Training Network; the USUHS Faculty Senate; and the Stanford Medical School Admissions Committee. He is an extraordinarily gifted teacher and has received numerous awards over his career. In recent years, these awards include: William P. Clements Award "Outstanding Educator" USUHS (2005); LTG Claire L. Chennault Award for Outstanding Teacher (2005); WRAMC Residents­ Outstanding Teaching Attending (2005); James Leonard Teaching Award, USUHS Department of Medicine (2005, 2007); Fellows-Cardiology Staff Teaching Award (2005, 2013); Army Chapter of the American  College of Physicians Master Teacher Award (2007); American College of Cardiology "Gifted Educator" (2010); Elected as Faculty to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, USUHS (2014); Larry H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical Student Education (Stanford School of Medicine, 2014), and in 2020 Outstanding Teaching Attending Internal Medicine Attending Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Atwood also has a strong record of scholarly achievement with 110 peer reviewed publications, five invited articles, one book, seven book chapters, and ongoing participation in clinical research protocols.


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