Lt Col Raymond Fang, MD, FACS, USAF
Hero of Military Medicine
Lt Col Raymond Fang
Lt Col Raymond Fang is the Director, US Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS)-Baltimore. In this role, he prepares deploying Air Force Medical Service personnel to support US military operations worldwide by immersing them in trauma care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Lt Col Fang graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 with dual majors in biochemistry and economics. He attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine as a recipient of a US Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree cum laude with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1995.
Lt Col Fang entered active military duty in 1995 as a surgical resident at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. He completed a fellowship in critical care at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in 2001 and then continued as a member of the Wilford Hall trauma surgery/critical care faculty until 2004. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery with additional qualification in Surgical Critical Care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds memberships with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
In 2004, Lt Col Fang joined the medical staff of the US Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany to care for our Nation’s Wounded Warriors evacuated from Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Lt Col Fang proudly served seven years as a trauma/critical care surgeon providing direct care to casualties and was appointed Chief, Trauma Program in 2009. His efforts were essential in Landstuhl’s successful verification as the first American College of Surgeons Level II trauma center outside of the United States in 2007, its Level II re-verification in 2010, and its elevation to Level I trauma center status in 2011.
Lt Col Fang is actively involved with medical education and research. He holds faculty appointments with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as well as the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At Landstuhl, he created a combat casualty care research program with more than $1 M in research funding that led to immediate changes in casualty care. At C-STARS-Baltimore, the collaborative Air Force-University of Maryland research partnership currently holds more than $10 M in competitively-awarded DoD research support. He is an author of nineteen published, peer-reviewed medical articles and six book chapters. Lt Col Fang received the Air Force Medical Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research in 2010.
Since 9/11, Lt Col Fang has deployed in support of wartime operations on four occasions. His professional military education includes completion of both Air Command & Staff College and Air War College. His personal military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal. He is an Honorary Member of the Army Medical Department Order of Military Medical Merit. Lt Col Fang received the Air Force Medical Service Award for Surgical Excellence in 2009 and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Physician Award in 2010.