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Colonel (retired) Joshua Hartzell currently serves as Faculty within the Center for Health Professions Education at the Uniformed Services University. He served for 25 years in the United States Army including a deployment to Afghanistan as a Battalion Surgeon with the 82nd Airborne Division before retiring in 2023. He has previously completed assignments as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development at the Uniformed Services University, Program Director for the National Capital Consortium Internal Medicine Residency, the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Assistant Chief of Graduate Medical Education, and Army Intern Director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  He is a graduate of the Stanford Faculty Development Facilitator Course, three Harvard Macy Courses, and completed a Master’s of Science in Health Professions Education at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He currently holds the rank of Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions where he teaches two courses on leadership development. He is a board-certified Internist and Infectious Diseases Physician. 

Dr. Hartzell has a variety of research and scholarly interests. He has conducted research on infectious diseases to include pertussis, multidrug resistant organisms, leishmaniasis and Q fever. He was the lead author for the Armed Forces Practice Guidelines for the Management of Q fever and was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working group on Q fever that published similar recommendations.  Dr. Hartzell developed a military wide leadership curriculum for Graduate Medical Education that began in 2017. Dr. Hartzell’s current academic interest includes leader and faculty development to empower leaders to create positive change in their spheres of influence at work, home, and communities.   


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