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Former San Diego Navy Surgeon Treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

In yet another case in which military medical training is helping with a civilian tragedy, Dr. Peter Rhee, who treated hundreds of soldiers with traumautic brain injury (TBI), one of the signature wounds of the current war, while working as a Navy surgeon at Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park and as a trauma surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan, is one of the physicians treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other Tucson shooting victims. Rhee, a 24-year Navy veteran who is now the Trauma Chief at University Medical Center in Tucson, told ABC News today he is certain that Giffords will survive. (Read more)

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