Kerry Latham, M.D., M.H.P.E., C.P.E.
Colonel (Dr.) Kerry Latham is the Deputy Chair of the Department of Surgery at USUHS, her alma mater. She is committed to service, education and student and faculty development. She is the Plastic Surgery Consultant to the AF/SG and serves as the Chair of the Surgical Services Clinical Communities for DHA medical affairs. She previously served as the 316th and11th Surgical Operations Squadron Commander, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. She oversaw 200 active duty and civilian doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators to deliver safe, timely, and effective health care while accomplishing the readiness mission. The service lines include Ambulatory Surgery Center services, Radiology, ENT, Orthopedics, Urology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Warrior Refractive Surgery, and Women’s Health.
Colonel Latham entered the Air Force through Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 1996 after graduating Princeton University. She is a national speaker and educator on trauma and has authored more than 20 peer review journals, and a book chapter. She is active in global health engagement and has participated in 19 missions, leading 5 of them in both military and civilian organizations. She pioneered and directs the Plastic Surgery Visiting Surgeon Program, overseeing 50 missions with $8M recaptured. She is a dedicated teacher and academic mentor and Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at USU department of Surgery. She had developed and sustained several critical Training Affiliation Agreements to sustain trauma readiness and is faculty on the facial trauma and reconstruction team at University of Maryland Baltimore Shock Trauma. Additionally, Col Latham created the Expeditionary Craniofacial Trauma Course for multidisciplinary surgeons.