Pacific Regional Medical Command
"Serving to Heal...Honored to Serve!"
Captain Peter F. Roberts, MC, USN
Deputy Commander for Clinical Services
Pacific Regional Medical Command & Tripler Army Medical Center

Captain Andrew L. Findley, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services

Captain Peter Roberts was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Middlebury College, Vermont with a Bachelorís degree in Physics in 1988. He returned to Philadelphia and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Following completion of his residency in General Surgery, he completed an additional residency in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of California-Davis (UCD) in June 1999. During his residency, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserves and was assigned to the reserve unit at Naval Hospital Bremerton.

As a reservist, Captain Roberts served as a regular adjunct to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. As a faculty member at UCD, Dr. Roberts developed one of the regionís busiest practices in both general thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery. He assumed the role of associate program director of the thoracic residency and was appointed as Chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Sacramento Shrinerís Hospital for Children. Heavy involvement in UCDís Cancer Center earned him a significant role in the Southwest Oncology Groupís (SWOG) subcommittee on lung cancer. His accomplishments and research earned him multiple international and national invitations as a guest lecturer. Dr. Roberts has many peer reviewed publications, is board certified, an invited member of the Western Thoracic Society and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In the spring of 2003, Captain Roberts was approached by the navy specialty leader to establish a cardiothoracic surgery program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, the only MEDCEN without such capability. He assumed the role of department head of the newly formed unit in late 2003. After successfully leading the new integrated cardiac and vascular care program from inception to reality, he turned his attention to the medical staff and served as the President Elect and then President of the Medical Staff at NMCP from June 2005-May 2009 continuing a full clinical practice. During this time, he also deployed to Iraq in support of OIF, serving as the DSS at Camp Al Taqaddum from August 2007-March 2008 and as a general/thoracic surgeon at Balad Air Force Theater Hospital. In addition, he has also completed multiple medical missions to Guantanamo Bay in support of the GWOT. From August 2010 until November 2011 he served as the Director of Surgical Services at NMCP. In fall of 2011, he was selected to serve as the first American Executive Officer of the NATO Role 3 Multi-National Medical Unit in Kandahar Afghanistan and as the Deputy Commander for Task Force Medical South. He is currently assigned staff at US Fleet Forces Command as CTF-80 Surgeon in Norfolk, Virginia.

He is qualified to wear the following military decorations and awards: Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Expert Rifle Medal and Navy Pistol Marksman. He is a qualified Fleet Marine Force officer from his time in Iraq.