Cornelius C. Maher, MC, FS, MD, PhD, FCAP
COL Neil Maher currently serves as the Commander of USA MEDDAC Ft.
Knox and Ireland Army Community Hospital. He recently served as the
Director for Clinical Integration within J5/Plans & Policy, JTF
CAPMED in Bethesda, MD. Prior to that, he served as Chief of
Consultants for The Surgeon General, providing coordination and
oversight for 140 consultants across the Army Medical Department.
Concurrent with Chief Consultant duties, he served at MEDCOM, as the
Deputy Director of Health Policy & Services and Chief of Clinical
Other leadership positions have included Deputy Chief of the Army
Medical Corps and its Corps Specific Branch Proponency Officer. COL
Maher also served as president of the Strategic Technology/Clinical
Policy Council, providing final clinical review for distribution of
the annual $80M budget for new technology purchases across the
MEDCOM. Before coming to MEDCOM he served as Deputy CDR for the
Europe Regional Medical Command as the senior Army clinician in
Europe. COL Maher deployed as flight surgeon to JTF Bravo
(Honduras) and maintains an interest in tropical neurology.
In 2004-05 he was the sole neurologist in OIF/Iraq, serving with the
359th Augmentation Team (Neuro) attached to the 31st
and 86th CSH, at ibn Sina hospital (Baghdad).COL Maher is
board certified in neurology and has served at William Beaumont AMC,
as well as in the Armyís two neurology residencies at Walter Reed &
Madigan Army Medical Centers.. COL Maher was born in Brooklyn, New
York and graduated from Boston College. He holds the PhD in
Chemistry & Environmental Health from the University of Michigan.
He was commissioned through the Health Professions Scholarship
Program and completed the MD at St. Louis University and then
trained in neurology at Letterman Army Medical Center. His awards
include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (OLC),
Meritorious Service Medal (OLC), the Order of Military Medical Merit
and The Surgeon Generalís A designator.