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COLONEL TIMOTHY P. BALLARD

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Colonel Timothy P. Ballard is the Commander of the 43d Medical Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.  He oversees aerospace, operational medicine, public health, bio-environmental engineering, mental health, dental and medical support services, all of which ensure the medical readiness and safety of 2,100 active duty personnel across four major commands. Prior to this assignment, he was the Medical Director, Defense Institute for Medical Operations, San Antonio, Texas and Affiliate Faculty for Tactical Combat Casualty Care and International Trauma Life Support.   Lt Col Ballard has deployed as a flight surgeon to Manta Ecuador, Bagram, Afghanistan and deployed supporting humanitarian operations in Port-au-Prince Haiti, as part of OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE and to Japan in support of disaster response as part of OPERATION TOMODACHI.  

EDUCATION 
1997 Bachelor of Science, University of Nevada  
2001 Doctor of Medicine, St. Georges University
2003 Family Medicine Residency & Chief Resident, University of Massachusetts
2015 Preventive Medicine Residency / Masters in Public Health, Uniformed Services University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2004 - August 2006, Family Physician, 95th MDOS, Edwards AFB, CA
2. August 2006 - August 2008, Flight Surgeon, 95th AMDS, Edwards AFB, CA
3. August 2008 - August 2010, Flight Commander, 1st SOSS, Hurlburt Field, FL
4. August 2010 - July 2013, Group Surgeon, 353d SOSS, Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan
5. July 2013 - July 2015, Preventive Medicine Resident, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
6. July 2015 - July 2019, Medical Director, Defense Institute for Medical Operations, San Antonio, TX
7. July 2019 – Present, Commander, 43d Medical Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina

FLIGHT INFORMATION 
Rating:  Senior Flight Surgeon
Flight hours:  More than 450, 98 Combat 
Aircraft flown:  MC-130P/H/E/W, KC-135R/T, CN-235, MI-17, C-17, E3-C/B, CV-22

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Medal 
Army Commendation Medal 

PUBLICATIONS 
Management of Acute Diarrheal Illness During Deployment Military Medicine, 2017
Lab Follow-up After Emergency Transfusion with Freshly Collected Blood Products, Mili Medicine 2016
Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction, American Family Physician, 2015
Transmissible Infections U.S. Military Recipients of Emergently Transfused Blood, MSMR, 2014