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Michael P. Pietrzak, MD


Dr. Pietrzak is a senior strategic consultant with HKS and the MedStar Institute for Innovation.  Dr. Pietrzak has a background in academic medicine that includes 5 years as faculty at the Uniformed Services University (1989-1994) and clinical faculty positions as Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University and Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University.  He retained an adjunct faculty appointment at USUHS until recently.  

During his military careeer Dr Pietrzak served as a consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General in Emergency Medicine from 1992 – 1995 and as the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Malcolm Grow United States Air Force Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base from 1991 to 1994.  His final position in the Military was Chief Medical Officer of TRICARE Southwest. 

After completing his military career, Dr. Pietrzak assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Brain injury Association.   During this period he led the Winter Sports Brain Injury Project (WSBIP) with the National Ski Areas Association which helped lead the charge for helmet wear in the sport today.  He saw the need for regional professional societies that could be part of network working with IBIA.  This vision ultimately led to the development of NABIS.

Over the last several years he has presented at dozens of national and international medical and architectural conferences. Dr. Pietrzak was a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians having served as an officer and numerous committees. He is currently or formerly member of the American College of Physician Executives, the Society of Chief Medical Officers, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Aerospace Medical Association, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons.