Dr. Keith Stuessi – Director, An Independent Voting Member
Keith Stuessi, a career naval physician, is an expert in traumatic brain injury and currently works with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Stuessi began his naval career as a doctor of family medicine at Naval Hospital Keflavik and completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. After a successful tour at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, he returned to Camp Pendleton to become the director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship. After a deployment in Afghanistan where he set up the DoD’s first in-theater Concussion Clinic, Stuessi returned to Camp Pendleton where he served as the primary care manager for the Wounded Warrior Battalion West. He finished his 23-year Naval career as the medical director of the Concussion Care Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2016, Keith is a pioneer in the traumatic brain injury field, one of the areas of focus for HEAL VETS craft therapy. His expertise in treating veterans will be extremely valuable as HEAL VETS moves forward with its mission.
During his final tour as director of the Concussion Care Clinic, Dr. Stuessi worked with HEAL VETS to bring craft kits to active duty personnel who were struggling with post-concussive syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder. “I am honored to become a member of the HEAL VETS board of directors and help veterans who are struggling and ultimately give back to our military community,” said Stuessi.