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Former San Diego Navy Surgeon Treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Dr. Peter Rhee, director of trauma at University Medical Center, speaks about the improved condition of the shooting victims on January 10, 2011 in Tuscon, Arizona.
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Above: Dr. Peter Rhee, director of trauma at University Medical Center, speaks about the improved condition of the shooting victims on January 10, 2011 in Tuscon, Arizona.

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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