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Michael Ambrose, MD, MPH

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Dr. Michael Ambrose is a 1976 graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was commissioned as an Ensign, United States Navy, and served as a Damage Control Assistant on the USS Shenandoah until entering the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1977, graduating in 1981. Following internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California, he attended U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon School graduating in 1983. He became board certified in Aerospace Medicine in 1990. He also received his Master's of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham that year. He served a residency in Family Medicine at the Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Florida, from 1989-1992, and was board certified in Family Practice in 1992. In 1996, he was selected to head the Repatriated Prisoner of War Study, later the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies, at the Naval Operational Medicine Institute, until his retirement after more than 26 years of Naval Service and was retained in that position until 2003. In 2003, he joined the University of South Alabama College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine where he served for over 17 years. He was a member of the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War for almost 20 years providing recommendations to the Secretary on health issues related to former Prisoners of War. Dr. Ambrose joined the Student Health Services of the University of West Florida in 2019 and continues to enjoy his service to and interactions with the student population. Dr. Ambrose is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Aerospace Medical Association and is an Honorary Vietnam Prisoner of War.