Surgeon and war hero spotlights business lecture series

Dr. Richard H. Jadick, a retired Marine Corps surgeon who is considered the Iraq War’s most decorated Navy doctor, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom on the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. The free event is part of the University’s Russell A. Blanchard Distinguished Lecturer in Ethics program and made possible by a donation from Georgia Bank & Trust in memory of Dr. Russell A. Blanchard.

Jadick voluntarily provided medical care to Marines injured on the front lines during the Iraq War with his Forward Aid Stations on the battlefield. His development of these war-zone emergency rooms changed the future of combat medicine, and Jadick is credited with saving the lives of 30 Marines and Sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah.

He was given a Bronze Star with the Combat V for his groundbreaking approach to urgent care. In addition, Jadick’s work was featured in Newsweek and on The Daily Show, and wrote his memoir of the experience in the 2008 book On Call in Hell: A Doctor’s Iraq War Story.

Jadick earned his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a doctoral degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his urology residency at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and, after 23 years of service, he retired from the Navy in 2013. Jadick finished his Navy career as Chief of Urology at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, following a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

For more information about this program, call the James M. Hull College of Business at 706-737-1418.

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