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John Powell

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Vice-President, Board of Directors, DFES

Medical School:

Jefferson Medical College



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A native downstate Delawarean, John Thomas Powell, MD, FACEP, attended Sussex Central High School.  He graduated from the University of Delaware and then worked with the Advisory Board Company before pursuing medical training at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Powell completed a surgical internship at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA.  He then attended the Naval Undersea Medical Institute in Groton, CT and the Navy Diving Salvage and Training Center in Panama City, FL where he studied radiation health, submarine and diving medicine.  He served active duty in the US Navy as a Diving Medical Officer with Submarine Squadron 22 in La Maddalena, Italy and later with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group and Mobile Unit TWO in Little Creek, VA before entering residency. Dr. Powell completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Emergency and Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE.  In 2014, he completed his Masters in Health Care Delivery Science through Dartmouth College. He is the Chair of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Powell married Jennifer Wilds in 2002, and the couple has two children. He spends his free time with family or running, rucking, hunting and occasionally climbing.


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