Peter Rhee (2016 New American Hero Award – Dr. Peter Rhee)
Dr. Peter Rhee 피터 리 박사,Chief of Acute Care Surgery and Medical Director of the Marcus Trauma Center, is an American surgeon, medical professor, and military veteran. During his 24 years in the United States Navy, Rhee served as a battlefield casualty physician in Afghanistan and Iraq. As of June 2016, Dr. Rhee has been Grady Memorial Hospital’s new Chief of Acute Care Surgery and Medical Director of the Marcus Trauma Center. Dr. Rhee comes to Grady from the University of Arizona where he served as Chief of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery and was a professor of surgery. In January 2011, Rhee was the attending physician to U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, as well as other victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting. A 1983 summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Health System Engineering, Rhee received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.