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Captain Kim Davis

Captain Kim Davis hails from a family of Navy physicians. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Austin and received her commission in June 1992. Captain Davis earned a Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1996 and completed Transitional Year Internship at National Naval Medical Center. Following a General Medical Officer tour at Naval Air Station JRB Fort Worth, she completed Ophthalmology Residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Captain Davis then served as Department Head at Naval Hospitals Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico and Pensacola. She achieved American Board of Ophthalmology certification and was selected for fellowship in Glaucoma Surgery at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, becoming one of two Glaucoma subspecialists in the Navy.

She has served in various positions throughout Navy Medicine to include Associate Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, Transitional Year Internship Program Director, Navy Surgeon General’s Medical Corps Specialty Leader on Intern Matters, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Director of Public Health Services and Director of Surgical Services. She assumed the position as Executive Officer, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii in May 2015, supporting the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, embedding mental health on submarines, and designing a $100M Marine Corps Base Hawaii MILCON project for unified USMC dental and medical support. Captain Davis assumed command of Naval Health Clinic Annapolis in June 2017, responsible for diverse missions of 6 clinics across 3 states, including submarine propeller fabrication safety and health of the USNA Brigade of Midshipmen. Captain Davis served a dual role as U.S. Navy South/Commander Fourth Fleet Surgeon from July 2019 to April 2021, in support of remote assets for advancement of Theater Security Campaign mission success, hurricane and pandemic responses, maritime exercises, global health, and USNS COMFORT missions. CAPT Davis led a team of 6,000 medical professionals as Director Naval Medical Center San Diego and Commander Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego from May 2021 to June 2023, responsible for readiness of the world’s largest concentration of Naval warfighters and accession pipeline modernization of MCRD San Diego. She currently serves as Fleet Surgeon, United States Pacific Fleet.

Captain Davis holds the designation of Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and Additional Qualification Designators for Commander, Amphibious Task Force Surgeon, Global Health Specialist, and Joint Medical Executive Skills Program - Executive Medicine. CAPT Davis completed Naval War College JPME-1 with Highest Distinction.

Captain Davis is the 2022 American Hospital Association Federal Health Care Executive of the Year. She earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, American College of Healthcare Executives, and American Glaucoma Society. A Women in Ophthalmology Board member, she received the 2014 Military Health System Navy Junior Female Physician Leader of the Year. She was named Brenau University 2014 Outstanding MBA Graduate and 2017 ACHE Navy Regent Seniorlevel Healthcare Executive. Captain Davis’ personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and Navy Accession Training Service Ribbon.

Last Updated: 12 July 2023

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