Jason Nam, MD

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Education and Training

West Point

Medical School
Georgetown University

Madigan Army Medical Center

Career and Research Goals

Thoracic oncology and austere critical care

Fellow Perspective

Why did you choose to train at Duke?

I chose Duke because of the institution's commitment to excellence. The division sets high standards for patient care, empathy, and professionalism. I am constantly inspired by my colleagues, attendings, trainees, and hospital employees who do extraordinary things for our patients.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The best thing about the program is the responsibility given to our fellows. Last year, as the night fellow in the ICU, I took calls from attending intensivists from Florida to Indiana who were struggling with their COVID patients. It was humbling to even be asked for help and it demonstrates how well we represent the division as well as the leadership role our division has taken during the pandemic.


Piper, Lydia C., Jason J. Nam, John P. Kuckelman, Valerie G. Sams, Jeffry D. DellaVolpe, Mauer Biscotti, Kathryn A. Negaard, Phillip E. Mason, and Jennifer M. Gurney. “A Case Report of Combat Blast Injury Requiring Combat Casualty Care, Far-Forward ECMO, Air Transport, and All Levels of Military Critical Care.” Military Medicine, August 28, 2021, usab354. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usab354.

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Nam, Jason J., and William F. Kelly. “Watch Where You Point That: Pneumomediastinum From Pneumatic Nail Gun Injury to the Hand.” Journal of Special Operations Medicine : A Peer Reviewed Journal for Sof Medical Professionals 21, no. 1 (January 2021): 106–8. https://doi.org/10.55460/7r9z-u2ie.

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Read, Matthew D., Jason J. Nam, Mauer Biscotti, Lydia C. Piper, Sarah B. Thomas, Valerie G. Sams, Bernadette S. Elliott, et al. “Evolution of the United States Military Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Transport Team.” Military Medicine 185, no. 11–12 (December 2020): e2055–60. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa215.

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Auchincloss, P. J., J. J. Nam, D. Blyth, G. Childs, K. Kraft, P. M. Robben, and J. C. Pamplin. “Fever of Unknown Origin in US Soldier: Telemedical Consultation Limitations in a Deployment to West Africa.” J Spec Oper Med 19 (2019): 123–26.


Nam, Jason J., Robert D. McLeroy, and Andrew D. Fisher. “Alone and Sometimes Unafraid: Military Perspective on Forward Damage Control Resuscitation on the Modern Battlefield.” Current Trauma Reports 5 (2019): 119–28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40719-019-00173-7.

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Nam, J. J., D. J. Milia, S. R. Diamond, and D. M. Gourlay. “A SORT Plus a GHOST Equals: Experience of Two Forward Medical Teams Supporting Special Operations in Afghanistan 2019.” J Spec Oper Med 19 (2019): 117–21.


Manley, Justin, Alexander Tuan Le, and Jason J. Nam. “A case report of simultaneous hypotensive patients managed with concurrent REBOA in a single-surgeon, austere combat casualty environment.” Journal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management 2 (2018).


Nam, J. J., C. J. Colombo, C. A. Mount, E. A. Mann-Salinas, F. Bacomo, A. W. Bostick, K. Davis, et al. “Critical Care in the Military Health System: A Survey-Based Summary of Critical Care Services.” Mil Med 183 (2018): e471–77. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy014.

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