Welcome to our latest Military EMS fellow, Chris Hewitt, D.O. Chris was born and raised in rural New Jersey. He joined the Air Force in August of 2001 through ROTC while attending college in North Carolina. He completed medical school in New York City.
After medical school and completing a one-year internship, Dr, Hewitt became a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) flight surgeon working with the USAF Special Operations Pararescuemen also known as PJs.
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In addition to being the unit doctor to both fixed and rotary-wing units, his job included medical direction, training, and operational support to over 70 elite paramedics.
Major Hewitt also led a separate medical team capable of critical care transport on any platform. Over the six years in CSAR, he deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Greece. He’s flown over 300 combat transport missions, trained and operated in nearly 20 countries, and worked with pre-hospital specialists from all over the world.
Chris recently completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center where he was a Chief Resident. He is now an EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellow in San Antonio where he lives with his wife and 5-year-old daughter.
Chris is one of four fellows that will rotate in and out of Cypress Creek EMS year and like the other fellows, he will be an assistant medical director.
The partnership between Cypress Creek EMS and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) EMS Fellowship began in February of 2019. Two fellows worked with CCEMS during 2019, Dr. John Knight and Dr. Matt Esposito.