Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD
Chief, Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

About Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD

Col. Chester "Trip" Buckenmaier III, MD, is chief of the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management, and director of the Acute Pain Medicine Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

In September 2003, he deployed with the 21st Combat Support Hospital to Balad, Iraq, and demonstrated that the use of advanced regional anesthesia can be accomplished in a forward deployed environment. He performed the first successful CPNB for pain management in a combat support hospital.

In April 2009, he deployed to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, with the British military and ran the first APS in a theater of war.

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