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Captain Jeffrey H. Feinberg

Commanding Officer, USNS Mercy

21 July 2022
Capt. Jeffrey H. Feinberg
Capt. Jeffrey H. Feinberg
Capt. Jeffrey H. Feinberg
Capt. Jeffrey H. Feinberg
Capt. Jeffrey H. Feinberg, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Photo By: USNS Mercy Public Affairs
VIRIN: 220805-N-IS698-0001
Capt. Feinberg, a native of Scottsdale, AZ, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in Houston, TX and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1993.  ENS Feinberg reported to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Upon graduation, he earned his doctorate in medicine in 1997.  

LT Feinberg completed Family Medicine internship at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in 1998. LT Feinberg was then trained in flight surgery in Pensacola, followed by assignment as a squadron flight surgeon attached to Marine Electronic Attack Warfare Squadron 3 (VMAQ-3).   He deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch.

In 2001 he returned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton to complete Family Medicine Residency, where he served as chief resident of the 36 resident program.  In 2003, he was assigned as a staff physician at Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland, where he was selected as Department Head for the outpatient clinics, and Chair of Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECOMS).

LCDR Feinberg returned to Presidential Support Duties with Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) in 2006. While there he served as the Senior Medical Officer, overseeing the freestanding clinic as well as urgent, and contingency care in foreign countries to deployed squadron members in direct support of the POTUS.

CDR Feinberg was selected as teaching faculty for the Family Medicine Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in 2010.  He served as the Medical Director for the Family Medicine department, the Chair of the Credentials Committee, and completed his Masters in Public Health.  From 2012 to 2013, he volunteered as an Individual Augmentee to Afghanistan acting as the Team Lead for the Afghanistan National Police Hospital in Kabul. Shortly after return, he was selected as Department Head of Family Medicine at NHCP in July 2013, leading the Navy’s second largest Family Medicine teaching department. In June of 2015, he was chosen as the Director of Medical Services (DMS) at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

Capt. Feinberg reported to Commander Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet in 2017 as the SURFPAC Force Surgeon.  He oversaw the initial Surface COVID response, credentialing, the IDC program, medical quality, equipment outlays, and appropriate manning.

In August of 2020, he reported as Executive Officer at Naval Hospital /NMRTC Bremerton. He oversaw the COVID Vaccination and response program as well as the transition to the DHA market.

In July of 2022, he reported to the USNS Mercy as the Commanding Officer.

A Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, Capt. Feinberg is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. His military decorations include the Presidential Service Badge, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (Fourth award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Second award) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in addition to other personal and unit awards.

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