Rhine Faculty


Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA 

Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO)
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, US Navy
Founding Director, Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery Command Surgeon, National Defense University

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a staff thoracic surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

He served as ship’s surgeon and director of surgical services for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) battle group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, deployed as a trauma surgeon to Afghanistan in support of Operation enduring Freedom with II Marine Expeditionary Forces, and  has supported special joint forces missions to South America, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Australia and Africa. His military honors include two Meritorious Service Medals and the Joint Service Commendation Medals

An acclaimed keynote speaker, Hassan inspires audiences with stories from two decades working on the fringe of life and death. His near-death experience influences his unique patient care approach and fuels his passion and gratitude for life. He shares the gift brilliantly with the audiences and inspires individuals to perform with excellence, achieve their highest potential, and fulfill their dreams.

He received his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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