Gregory H. BledsoeMD, MPH
Dr. Gregory H. Bledsoe is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician and the current Surgeon General for the state of Arkansas. After completing medical school and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Bledsoe spent five years on the faculty in the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine completing a two-year fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2005, he received the “Teacher of the Year” award from the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Bledsoe has extensive experience in international travel having visited over 50 countries. His international medical experience includes serving as a field physician in Honduras, teaching disaster preparedness in Tanzania, leading a nutritional survey among the Beja tribe in northeast Sudan, working as a medical consultant in Beijing, China, and acting as the medical officer for ships in both Antarctica and the Arctic. He is the chief editor of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, a 700-page medical text published by Cambridge University Press in the spring of 2008.