A special thank you for all who have served our country. We especially would like to recognize the OBHG clinicians and team members who gave their time and talent for their country. We feature some of our veterans who are now OBHG clinicians below.
Dr. Lynda Gilliam, OBHG hospitalist at Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola, Florida
Dr. Gilliam was a Major in the U.S. Army and served as an OB/GYN in Army Medical Corps from 1988 to 2000. She received the Meritorious Service Medal twice and also served as OB/GYN consultant to the Surgeon General for U.S. Southeast Region. Dr. Gilliam has served as Department Chair OB/GYN at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., and Department Chair OB/GYN and Assistant Chair of the Department of Surgery at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Ga.
Dr. Jeffrey Hermann, OBHG hospitalist at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney and Medical City Plano, Texas
Dr. Hermann served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from Aug. 1992 to Oct. 2004 and attained the rank of Major. He was a Meritorious Service Medal recipient and bears the distinction of being the "first OB/GYN to 'crack a chest' on the battlefield during Operation Iraqi Freedom." Dr. Hermann also published in Military Medicine, 170, 4:268, 2005. "Operation Iraqi Freedom: Surgical Experience of the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital."
Dr. George Kingsley, OBHG hospitalist at Kingwood Medical Center, Texas
Dr. Kingsley served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps and Medical Corps from July 1988 to Oct. 1996. He was commissioned through Health Professions Scholarship Program in 1988 and completed internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas (1990-1994). Dr. Kingsley supported U.S. efforts in Desert Shield/Storm. He was also assigned to 95th Combat Support Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany (1994-1996). The group provided support to humanitarian efforts in Sudan and Darfur, along with the Bosnian conflict. Dr. Kingsley remained on reserve status until 2006.
Siobhan Kubesh, CNM, OBHG certified nurse midwife at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Texas
After beginning her career as a civilian nurse, Siobhan Kubesh served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps from 1995 to 1998. She was stationed at Lackland Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, and worked as a maternal child nurse at Wilford Hall Medical Center. “It was a fulfilling chapter of my life both personally and professionally and I only left the Air Force to pursue my midwifery career,” she said.
Dr. David Lang, OBHG hospitalist at Mercy Medical Center, Iowa
Dr. Lang served during both Gulf Wars. He originally trained as an Air Force Navigator and became a B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer. He served in that role at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and served a total of six years in the Air Force, leaving in 1991. Dr. Lang also served as an Instructor for Low Level Navigation and Electronic Warfare at Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA. He logged nearly 1,000 hours of flight time in a B-52 and joined the U.S. Navy after completing his medical residency. He served three years as an OB/GYN at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in Havelock, N.C.
Dr. Charles Rollison, OBH Medical Director of Operations and hospitalist at Allegiance Health, Michigan
Dr. Rollison attended medical school as a recipient of the Health Professional Scholarship Program and entered service in the U.S. Navy in 1991 as an Ensign. He left service in 2004 as a Lieutenant Commander. He served in the reserves and also served three years active duty at Halyburton Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Cherry Point, N.C., where he served as a staff OB/GYN from 1999 to 2002. During that time, he also served as Department Chair. Dr. Rollison also served as a staff surgeon on Fleet Hospital Camp LeJeune, a deployable, operational unit.
Dr. Christopher Murphy, OBHG hospitalist at Chandler Regional Medical Center & Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Arizona
Dr. Murphy served 14 years in the Army beginning as a PFC Military Intelligence Analyst. He later earned commission through Officer’s Candidate School and became an Artillery Officer. He served as a Battery Commander for the 101st Airborne/Air Assault Division, finally attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences medical school and finished as a Captain, OB/GYN. Dr. Murphy served during both Gulf Wars and was deployed to Panama, Haiti, Kuwait, and Iraq. He earned the Ranger Tab, Airborne, Air Assault, Expert Field Medical Badges (EFMB), and German Troop Proficiency Badge – Gold.
Dr. John Nordeen, OBHG hospitalist at St. Francis Eastside, South Carolina
Dr. Nordeen served active duty in the Navy from 1981 to 1994 and then in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He spent years with the 1st Marine division at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and on various deployments where he was the Battalion Aid Station physician. He was later assigned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as a staff OB/GYN physician and left active duty with the rank of Commander.
Dr. Tracy T. Thompson, OBHG hospitalist at Memorial Regional Medical Center, Virginia
Dr. Thompson served in the U.S. Navy from 1990-2018 and retired as a Captain. She served as a Radiation Health Officer aboard the USS Frank Cable, AS-40 and attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Thompson worked in the Naval Hospital Beaufort in Beaufort, S.C., and the Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. She served as Officer in Charge of the Fleet Surgical Team Six, including the USS Bataan and Kearsarge. In addition, Dr. Thompson served as Labor and Delivery Medical Director at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va., and Force Surgeon with the Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic in Norfolk, Va.