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Mark D. Lyman, MD, FCAP. Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Air Force, Director, The Joint Pathology Center
Mark D. Lyman, MD
Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Air Force
Director, The Joint Pathology Center
National Capital Region Medical Directorate
Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Colonel Mark D. Lyman is a native of Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Brigham Young University (Magna Cum Laude), and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Upon graduation, Colonel Lyman was commissioned into the US Air Force Medical Corps in 1997. His post graduate training included an internship in psychiatry and a residency in pathology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Colonel Lyman is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and in Clinical Pathology.

Colonel Lyman will be the fourth Director of the Joint Pathology Center (JPC). His priorities as Director are: 1) To provide the military and VA healthcare systems with comprehensive, high quality secondary pathology consultations 2) To digitally transform the Joint Pathology Center repository and to ethically use the data to develop artificial intelligence algorithms 3) To conduct pathology research and education in support of a ready medical force, a medically ready force and Veteran's health.

Before serving as The JPC Director, Colonel Lyman was the Air Force Consultant to the Surgeon General for Pathology (2016-2023). In this role he functioned as the Air Force subject matter expert on manning issues, assignments, and pathology education including residency and fellowship training. Colonel Lyman spent 7 years combined (2019-2023) at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital and at Nellis Air Force Base Hospitals (2021-2023), serving as the Pathology Department Chair in both locations. Prior, he served as Chief of Surgical Pathology at the United States Air Force Academy Hospital (2009-2016) and at Offutt Air Force Base Hospital (2004-2009). During his time at Offutt, he founded and chaired the Air Force Telepathology Advisory Council, initiating the Air Force Medical Corps into the concept of digital pathology.

Colonel Lyman served an operational tour as a squadron medical element flight surgeon for the 384th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas from 1998-2000. During this time, he was deployed to Moron, Spain, in support of the Kosovo Conflict and to Saudi Arabia (Prince Sultan Air Base) in support of Operation Southern Watch. During his deployment to Spain, Dr. Lyman instituted a Preventive Health Assessment program for deployed troops.

Colonel Lymanís military education includes completion of the Combat Casualty Care Course (2001) and Air War College (2013, top 10% of class). His military awards include the Humanitarian Service Medal (1), Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal (2), Air and Space Training Ribbon (1), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (1), National Defense Service Medal (1), Meritorious Unit Award (3), Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award (8), Air and Space Longevity Service Award (7), Air and Space Achievement Medal (1), Air and Space Commendation Medal (1), and Meritorious Service Medal (3).

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