MAY 24–26
Monday, May 24
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
From Battlefield to COVID-19 Emergency Room—Leadership Under Pressure
Sudip Bose, MD
Bronze Star recipient, leading emergency physician, and nationally recognized media health correspondent
From combat medical service in Iraq to the front lines of COVID-stricken emergency rooms, Dr. Bose takes audiences through some of his most daunting experiences leading in times of crisis. As one of America’s foremost doctors in mass casualties, disaster care, PTSD, and now the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Bose passionately believes that, even in a world of doom and gloom, we can brave chaos, act confidently, and live healthfully. With inspiring optimism, Dr. Bose shares battle-proven strategies to stay grounded in the face of overwhelming circumstances, lead under pressure, and make tough decisions.

As a battalion surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr. Bose’s service earned him the Bronze Star for the distinction of completing one of the longest combat tours by a physician since World War II. He is also the U.S. physician who treated Saddam Hussein after U.S. forces extracted him from the spider hole.

During the Second Battle of Fallujah, he provided medical care in the streets while being protected by overhead snipers—he understands how to thrive in the extreme. Dr. Bose most recently designed a two-year emergency training program for the ER team in Odessa, Texas. Incredibly, his highly prepared team was able to put his cutting-edge principles into action following the horrific shootings there in 2019.
He characterizes his service in the Army as a humbling and transformational experience. He shares the profound impact of treating war casualties, performing life-saving procedures during raids and patrols, and offering humanitarian care in Baghdad. Dr. Bose uses his experiences in the ER and on the battlefield to help audiences understand how to lead lives of impact and service