LTC, MC, USA
Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Professor, Psychiatry and Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University
Senior Medical Scientist, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
LTC Vincent F. Capaldi, II, MC, USA, is the Vice Chair of Psychiatry (Research), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD and Senior Medical Scientist, Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. He is a professor in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Capaldi is also the program director of the National Capital Consortium combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency training program and chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. LTC Capaldi completed dual residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. LTC Capaldi holds board certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Internal Medicine to practice General Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. LTC Capaldi is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is a past president of the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists – the Military District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.
An alumnus of Brown University, Providence, RI, Dr. Capaldi received the following degrees from Brown: ScB in Psychology (2002), Masters in Research Psychology (2003), and MD (2007). Commissioning into the Medical Corps through the Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP), Dr. Capaldi completed his dual residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in 2012 and sleep medicine fellowship in 2015. In January 2013, LTC Capaldi was appointed as officer in charge (OIC) of the Restoration Program at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. As OIC, LTC Capaldi was responsible for the comprehensive behavioral health restoration program, all clinical operations, and prevention activities for over 45,000 NATO troops stationed across Afghanistan. In January 2019, LTC Capaldi deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, serving as the Theater Behavioral Health Consultant, the senior behavioral health provider supporting service members in Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan. LTC Capaldi is credited with establishing the behavioral health hotline in the CENTCOM region.
LTC Capaldi has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles, abstracts, presentations, and book chapters on various topics such as sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury, and post stroke depression that have appeared in several medical journals. He serves as the Fatigue Management Capabilities Area Manager for the Military Operational Research Program, Medical Research and Development Command. He also serves as the Sleep Medicine Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General. In 2019 LTC Capaldi was awarded the AMEDD "A Proficiency Designator, awarded to the top 10% of military physicians and was selected as the 2019 Surgeon General Physician Recognition winner, awarded to the top military physician by rank. His other military awards include the Order of Military Medical Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and International Security Force Operation NATO Medal.
LTC Capaldi is supported by his wife Melinda, a US Army Reserve Officer and clinical psychologist, and two daughters, Gia (9) and Eva (6).
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