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Dr. Peter Learn completed residency in General Surgery in 2007. He was an attending surgeon at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center prior to completing a Complex Surgical Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was then assigned to San Antonio Military Medical Center and served as Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency 2011-2013 and Interim Program Director 2013-2014. He joined the faculty of USUHS in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed Associate Chair of Surgery for Quality and Outcomes at Uniformed Services University and Deputy Director of Surgery for Quality at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He led the creation of an interdisciplinary program focused on measuring and improving the quality of surgical care at WRNMMC and has led MHS initiatives on developing leaders in surgical quality and the system-wide use of surgical quality metrics. In 2021, he was appointed the Vice Chair of Surgery for Education. His clinical practice encompasses surgical oncology, including the management of hepatopancreatobiliary diseases, breast cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, and other gastrointestinal cancers. His research focuses on surgical care delivery systems, healthcare disparities, and surgical outcomes.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Complex Surgical Oncology, Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, Bachelors in science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Residency, General Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center


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