Colonel Elizabeth Anderson-Doze

Col. Elizabeth Anderson-Doze is the Commander, 8th Medical Group, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. She leads 158 personnel across two diverse squadrons which support 2,800 assigned active duty personnel within 19 units. She executes a $3.5 million budget and oversees a $29 million/13-building infrastructure, 57 War Reserve Materiel assemblages and 8 Home Station Medical Response projects while delivering 13 product lines including a 24-hour ambulance response capability.

In 1993, Col. Anderson-Doze was commissioned upon completion of her residency training in Family Medicine. She began her Air Force career as a Family Practice Clinic Physician and has since held various squadron and group-level positions to include Flight Surgeon, Chief of Medical Staff, Flight Commander, Branch Chief, Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Squadron Commander. Some achievements throughout her career include establishing the no-scalpel vasectomy and colposcopy programs at the Family Practice Clinic at Pope AFB, N.C., and leading the response to COVID-19 at Scott AFB, Ill., establishing guidelines for aircrew operations and passenger terminal screenings that were later adopted by Headquarters Air Force.

Col. Anderson-Doze’s deployment experience includes a 2011 deployment in support of OPERATION NEW DAWN where she commanded the final contingency aeromedical staging facility mission of Joint Base Balad, Iraq. In 2017, she deployed as the sole physician and clearing flight surgeon for the En Route Patient Staging System in support of Hurricane Maria Operations where over 110 patients were evacuated from St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Prior to her current position, Col. Anderson-Doze was the Commander of the 99th Operational Medicine Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Arts, Psychobiology, Drew University, N.J.
1989 Doctor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, N.J.
1993 Board Certification, Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, Ky.
2008 Air Command and Staff College (in correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Alaska
2008 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course (Distinguished Graduate), USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, Tex.
2012 Air War College (in correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Masters of Public Health, Public Health Leadership, University of NC at Chapel Hill, N.C.
2015 Board Certification, Aerospace Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Ill.
2016 Board Certification, Family Medicine (renewal), American Board of Family Medicine, Ky.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1993 – July 1995, Family Practice Physician, 305th MDG, McGuire AFB, N.J.
2. July 1995 – September 1997, Chief of Medical Staff, Family Practice Physician and Flight Chief, Family Practice Clinic, 23rd MDG, Pope AFB, N.C.
3. January 2007 – May 2010, Chief of the Medical Staff and Flight Surgeon, 917th Medical Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
4. May 2010 – June 2013, Interim Chief of Aerospace Medicine, Interim Flight Commander of UK Health Promotions, Flight Commander, Flight and Operation Medicine, and Flight Surgeon 48th MDG, RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
5. June 2013 – May 2014, Student, Public Health Leadership Program, Air Force Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina, N.C.
6. May 2014 – June 2016, Resident, Aerospace Medicine Residency, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. June 2016 – May 2020, Aerospace Medicine Division Chief, and Flight and Operational Medicine Branch Chief, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
8. May 2020 – June 2023, Commander, 99th Operational Medicine Squadron, 99th MDG, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. June 2023 – present, Commander, 8th Medical Group, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  Senior Flight Surgeon
Flight hours:  More than 395
Combat hours: 82.5
Aircraft flown:  KC-135, C-21A, C-17A, T1A, C-5A, WC-130J, C-130J, T-6A, C-12V

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Iraq Campaign Medal with one service star
Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with two service stars
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2000 Best Physician of the Year, Louisiana Medical Association
2021 99th ABW Field Grade Officer Lance P. Sijan Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians
Aerospace Medical Association
American Medical Association
Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons

(Current as of June 2023)