Episode 2

Dr. Donnelly Wilkes

Dr. Donnelly Wilkes, is the author of Code Red Fallujah: A Doctor's Memoir at War. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Wilkes obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, and his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine on a full Navy Scholarship. Following medical school, Dr. Wilkes was commissioned in the U.S. Navy, completed residency training in family medicine at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, and served seven years on active duty. Wilkes served two combat tours in Iraq in 2004 and 2008 and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for his actions in the battle of Fallujah in April of 2004. Upon completion of his Naval service, Dr. Wilkes was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander He is now the president and medical director of Summit Health Group in Thousand Oaks, California.

Show Notes

Code Red Fallujah: A Doctor's Memoir at War  by Dr. Donnelly Wilkes

Veterans Repertory Theater


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