Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

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AMSUS (Association of Military Surgeons of the United States), The Society of Federal Health Professionals
MottoAMSUS is the premier association supporting and representing military and other federal healthcare professionals.
Chartered by Congress 1903
  • 9320 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814
Executive Director
VADM Michael L. Cowan, MC, USN (Retired)

The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) is a professional association of healthcare professionals serving in the Active and Reserve components of the Uniformed services of the United States, as well as the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is now known as AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals since membership is open to all other healthcare professionals.


Organized in 1891, and granted a Congressional charter in 1903, the act of congress establishing the AMSUS stated that its purpose was:[1]

...advancing the knowledge of military surgery, medicine, and sanitation in the medical departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States and of the militia of the different states, and to increase the efficiency of the different services by mutual association and the consideration of matters pertaining to the medico-military service of the United States in peace and in war.

This original foundation is still the basis of the AMSUS mission to advance the knowledge of military healthcare and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its members through organizational association and by providing a forum to consider matters of importance to its membership in times of peace and war. AMSUS has stated its dedication to fulfilling the following:[2]

  • Improve the effectiveness, cohesiveness and esprit de corps of the federal healthcare services.
  • Improve healthcare by providing a forum for discussion of ideas and problems whether on a local, national, or international level and by providing continuing education for its members.
  • Contribute to the improvement of healthcare in the nation through policy study and recommendations.
  • Represent the Association to the Executive and Legislative Branches, to national professional organizations and to the public.

Military Medicine[edit]

Military Medicine is the official journal of AMSUS. Established in 1892 as The Military Surgeon, it is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research and developments in the field of Military medicine. The journal publishes research reports, case reports, editorials, letters to the editor, and book reviews.[3]


  1. ^ United States Congress (1903). "Wikisource link to Chapter 336". United States Statutes at Large, Volume 32. Wikisource.  Wikisource link [scan]
  2. ^ "Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)". Health Information From Other Trustworthy Sources. Office on Women's Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Military Medicine". Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Retrieved 6 March 2013.

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