Stout Physician Assistant Complex, Academic Building
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B.A.S., Campbell University; B.S., M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; D.M.Sc., Lincoln Memorial University


Dr. Juan Grado joins MU after a 26-year career in the Army, in which he served in numerous combat deployments in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and throughout Africa all with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOC). During his time in the military, Grado earned the distinctive “Green Beret” of a Special Operations Medical Sergeant and worked in this capacity for the first 16 years of his military career until eventually commissioning as an Army Officer and becoming a Physician Assistant. Most of Grado’s military medical practice was centered on emergency and trauma care for Joint Special Operations soldiers stateside and overseas. He served as a Damage Control Resuscitation and Damage Control Surgery medical provider, team leader and troop commander for the Joint Medical Augmentation Unit (JMAU). Grado has additionally had the privilege to share his knowledge as a medical instructor at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center in Fort Liberty, N.C., which is responsible for producing the world’s finest Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Army Green Beret medics. The military provided Juan the opportunity to earn his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013, and most recently his Doctorate of Medical Science from Lincoln Memorial University in 2020. Grado is also a graduate of the Emergency Medicine Fellowship program through Atrium Health and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.