Curriculum Vitae: Lanny F. Littlejohn, MD, MA


Undergraduate               B.S. Biology, The Citadel, May 1994

EMT-Basic                     Charleston County EMS

Medical School              M.D., USC School of Medicine, May 1999, cum laude

US Naval War College M.A., National Defense and Strategic Studies


Military Training Courses:


Combat Casualty Care Course, Ft. Sam Houston TX

Flight Surgery/Aerospace Medicine, NAMI, Pensacola FL

Undersea and Diving Medicine, NUMI, Groton, CT

Global Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX

Aviation Fatigue Countermeasures, Brooks AFB, TX

DOD Manned Space Flight Medical Support Course (3 shuttle landings), Patrick AFB FL

Joint Special Operations Medical Officer’s Orientation Course, Hurlburt Field, FL

Mountain/Wilderness Medicine, USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor, NMCP

Field Medical Service Officer Course, Camp Pendleton, CA

Navy Trauma Training Center Course, USC-LAC Hospital

Emergency War Surgery Course, NMCP

Special Operations Medicine Course, Ft Bragg


Marine Corps Recruit Training, Parris Island, SC

Marine Combat Training, Camp Geiger, NC

Landing Support Specialist School (0481), Camp Lejeune, NC

Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA

Basic Airborne Course, Ft. Benning GA

MK 16 MOD 1 Closed Circuit Rebreather Course, NEDU, Panama City, Fl

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE), Ft Bragg, NC

Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties, Ft Detrick, MD

Basic Military Free Fall School



Professional Training and Experience:

EMT-Basic, Charleston, SC

PGY-1 General Surgery, NMC San Diego, June 2000

Resident, Emergency Medicine, NMC Portsmouth July 2006-2009

ACEP Teaching Fellowship, Aug 2009

ACEP EMBRS Research Fellowship, Nov 2011

ACEP Emergency Department Directors Academy, March 2014


Prior Military Service:

Type of Service: United States Marine Corps Reserve

Rank: Corporal

Description of Service: MOS 0481, Landing Support Specialist, Logistical Support for Amphibious Assault

Dates of Service: May 1989 – May 1995

*Marine of the Quarter (3rd Quarter, 1990)


Work History/Military Assignment History:

Student, US Naval War College

Chair, Emergency Medicine Department, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune

Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Deployed as OIC, Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon, Det Payne; Charlie Surgical Company, CLR-15 (fwd)

Senior Medical Director, Tactical Combat Casualty Care Program

Research Director, Combat Trauma Research Group

Resident, Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Undersea and Diving Medical Officer

Diving Medical Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit TWO

Force Medical Officer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO

Head, Undersea and Diving Medicine, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

NAB Little Creek, VA

Flight Surgeon

VMAQ-4, MCAS Cherry Point, NC

Deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch

Licensure and Specialty Certification:

Current Unrestricted State License

Commonwealth of Virginia

 Honors and Recognition:

Undergraduate:              Dean’s List, Commandant’s List

Graduate Medical:         Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Nandmur K. Shah award for Excellence in Pharmacology

School of Medicine Student Senator

Medical Officer in Training of the quarter, NMCP, 4th qtr, 2008

GSACEP Young Physician’s Leadership Award 2009

CORD National Academic Achievement Award 2009

`                       Senior Emergency Medicine Resident Research Award 2009

EMRA Clinical Excellence Award 2009

Staff:                            Senior Medical Officer of the Quarter, NMCP, 4th qtr, 2011

Senior Medical Officer of the Year, NMCP, 2011


Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS, 2010 – present

Senior Medical Director, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, NMCP (2008-14)

Resident Head, Life Support Skills Lab/Vivarium, NMCP 2009

Resident Head, Combat Trauma Research Group, NMCP 2007-2009

Member, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Quality Committee, June 2008 – June 2009

Research Director, Combat Trauma Research Group, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Naval

Medical Center Portsmouth (2011-14). Over $1 million in grant monies awarded.

IACUC Member, NMCP Clinical Investigations Department, 2011-14.

Member of Credentials Committee and Utilization Committee, NMCP Jul 2013-14

Professional Societies:

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (Govt Services, Tactical EMS, Trauma sections)

-Councellor Govt Services ACEP 2012-14

-Member ACEP Academic Affairs Committee 2012-14

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Special Operations Medical Association

Wilderness Medical Society

Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians




Combat Trauma: Lessons Learned for Civilian Practice

Combined EVMS/NMCP academic conference, Oct 2008

ACEP New Speaker’s Forum, Oct 2009

Hemorrhage Control in the Backcountry

            Wilderness Medical Society annual conference, Jul 2009

Advancements in Predeployment Medical Training: Tactical Combat Casualty Care

      10th annual Battlefield Health Conference, Sept 2009

Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the Forward Deployed Emergency Physician, AAEM Delaware Valley Chapter, November, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Living the tactical life – Lessons and skills from tactical military medicine, 2014 AAEM Annual Scientific Assembly

Extremes of Medicine: Diving Medicine – 2015 AAEM Annual Scientific Assembly

Surgical Airway in the Backcountry, 2015, WMS Annual Conference

Thoracic Trauma: Lessons learned from the battlefield to Wilderness Medicine, 2016, WMS Annual Conference

Primary Authorships

Fatigue in U. S. Navy Special Operations Divers, Survey Report, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Conference, June 2006

Combat Fluid Resuscitation 2009, GSACEP EPIC, Spring 2009

Comparison of CELOX-A, Chitoflex, Woundstat, and Combat Gauze hemostatic agents versus standard gauze dressing in control of hemorrhage in a swine model of penetrating trauma. Academic Emergency Medicine 2011;18:340-350.

   -Presented at Special Operation Medical Association Conference Dec 2008

            -Presented at GSACEP Joint Services Symposium, Feb 2009

            -Presented at Wilderness Medical Society, Jul 2009

            -Presented at NATO Blood Conference, Portugal, Sept 2009

            -2nd place NMCP research competition 2009

Combat Trauma Research: Improving civilian trauma care through lessons learned from present day conflicts. Poster presentation, ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference, 19-22 APR 2009

Application of current hemorrhage control techniques for backcountry care: Part two, hemostatic dressings and other adjuncts. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2015; 26(2):236-245.

Treatment of Thoracic Trauma: Lessons from the battlefield adapted to all austere environments. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2017; 28: S69-S73

Littlejohn LF and Drew BG. Tactical Medicine. In: USUHS Military Medicine Textbook. Borden (in press).

 Co authorships:

Comparison of Chitoflex, CELOX, and Quikclot in control of hemorrhage. J Emerg Med, 2011; 41(3):237-245.

-Winner of McDade award for best resident research, Virginia College of Emergency Physicians

Terlipressin with limited fluid resuscitation in a swine model of hemorrhage. J Emerg Med, 2013;45(1):78-85.

Vented chest seals for prevention of tension pneumothorax in a communicating pneumothorax. J Emerg Med. 2013;45(5):686-94.

Management of Open Pneumothorax in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guideline Change 13-02. J Spec Oper Med. 2013;13(3):81-6.

Effects of training and simulated combat stress on leg tourniquet application accuracy, time, and effectiveness. Mil Med. 2014 Feb;179(2):114-120.

Review of new topical hemostatic dressings for combat casualty care. Mil Med. 2014 May; 179(5):497-514.

Management of external hemorrhage in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: Chitosan-based hemostatic gauze dressings. TCCC Guideline Change 13-05. J Spec Oper Med. 2014 Fall;14(3):40-57.

Application of current hemorrhage control techniques for backcountry care: Part one, tourniquets and hemorrhage control adjuncts. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2015; 26(2):246-254.

Control of junctional hemorrhage in a concensus swine model with hemostatic gauze products following minimal training. Military Medicine. 2015;180(11):1189-95.

A case of prehospital traumatic arrest in a US special operations soldier: Care from point of injury to full recovery. Journal of Special Operations Medicine. 2016; 16(3):93-96.