BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Council of Directors of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF), a not-for-profit company dedicated to supporting military medical researchers, clinicians and educators, announced today that Army Major General Joseph Caravalho Jr., MD, will become its next president and chief executive officer. He will replace John W. Lowe, who retired in May after 25 years as HJF’s leader. Dr. Caravalho will join the company on Sept. 1, 2017.
“Dr. Caravalho is a dedicated military physician with the experience and proven leadership skills to guide our company to a very promising future,” said Philip Odeen, chairman of the HJF Council of Directors. “We were pleased by the quality of applicants for this position, which made the selection of the Foundation’s next leader incredibly challenging. However, Dr. Caravalho’s vast experience, talent and commitment to continue HJF’s extraordinary service to military medicine and public health made him the clear choice for this role.”
“I am extremely honored to become HJF’s new president and CEO,” Dr. Caravalho said. “The company’s dedication to its noble mission of advancing military medicine is truly inspiring. I look forward to leading a dynamic, forward-looking company that will serve the military and civilian worlds at a time of unprecedented change. We will embrace the opportunities presented by that change to ensure our ongoing success.”
Currently, Dr. Caravalho serves as the Joint Staff Surgeon at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He is the chief medical adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, providing recommendations to the Chairman, the Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders on a wide range of medical and readiness issues.
Dr. Caravalho graduated with a Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in 1983. For more than 30 years, he has served the U.S. Army in various leadership positions, including commanding general of the Southern Regional Medical Command and Brooke Army Medical Center, the Northern Regional Medical Command, and the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick in Maryland. Before becoming Joint Staff Surgeon, he was Army Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the U.S. Army Medical Command. Clinically, Dr. Caravalho held positions as a staff internist, nuclear medicine physician and cardiologist.
The Foundation, one of the largest not-for-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area, employs more than 2,200 individuals in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Another 450 employees work internationally. All are guided by the mission of advancing research and education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and throughout the military medical community.
HJF offers services that allow military researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals. Those services including staff recruitment, laboratory and research program management, and clinical trial administration.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1983 and authorized by Congress to support medical research and education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and throughout the military medical community. HJF is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, but operates throughout the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit www.hjf.org.