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Deputy Commander for Patient Services

COL Sheikh  

COLONEL Aatif M. Sheikh

COL Sheikh was commissioned into the Army Medical Service Corps and had his first assignment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, serving as the Chief, Outpatient Pharmacy. He then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at WRAMC. His next duty assignment was at Soto Cano Airbase in Honduras as the Chief, Ancillary Services. He then returned to WRAMC and served as the Chief, Pharmacy Informatics. His next assignment was as the Chief, Pharmacy Service, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center in Ft Meade, Maryland. Afterwards, he served as the Support Operations Officer for the 16th Medical Logistics Battalion at Camp Carroll, South Korea.

COL Sheikh then completed a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration (MHA) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baylor University, in Texas, with an administrative residency at the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital in Yongsan, South Korea. For his next assignment, he served as the Chief, Pharmacy Division for General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

COL Sheikh was then selected for the RAND Fellowship in Santa Monica, California. Upon completion of the fellowship, he returned to WRAMC as the Assistant Chief, Department of Pharmacy to execute the merger with National Naval Medical Center and the establishment of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. After approximately a year, he deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan with the 30th Medical Command as the Theater Pharmacy Consultant.

Before arriving at Evans Army Community Hospital, COL Sheikh served as the Deputy Director for Administration at WRNMMC. Upon his arrival, he served as the Chief, Department of Pharmacy until he was selected for his current position as the Deputy Commander for Patient Services.

COL Sheikh’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLCs), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, and the NATO Medal. He is a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit Medallion. COL Sheikh is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College. He has also completed the Defense Strategy Course leading to the 6Z (Strategist) Additional Skill Identifier.


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Last Modified 6 January, 2017