Catherine Takacs Witkop, MD, MPHAssociate Dean for Medical Education, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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Catherine Takacs Witkop

Dr. Catherine Witkop serves as the Associate Dean for Medical Education in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics, Program Director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency, and is a professor in the Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics and Obstetrics & Gynecology departments at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Since 2008, Dr. Witkop has authored or co-authored 28 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), Annals of Internal Medicine, Contraception, MMWR, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Vaccine. Her lead author paper on the H1N1 influenza outbreak at the U.S. Air Force Academy was the most cited AJPM article in 2010.

Dr. Witkop earned a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, a Master of Public Health and a Certificate in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, completed a general preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University, and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the David Grant Medical Center. She holds board certifications from the American Board of Preventive Medicine and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Witkop has received Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Preventive Medicine and twice received the Dean’s Impact Awards from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 

She retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps in August 2019.