COL Bruce Wheeler, MD, MPH, a native of Huntington, New York, spent 22 years in the US Army, first serving in the Field Artillery before medical school. COL Wheeler served in leadership positions in Germany, the U.S., and was Chief of Surgery at Keller Army Hospital at West Point. He retired from the Army in 1992, joining Scott Smith, a West Point classmate, and several others from the Army in practice in Tacoma, Washington. He recently retired from surgical practice after 22 years. COL Wheeler remains active in Bible Study Fellowship, hunting, hiking, skiing, woodturning, and singing in a men’s group. He has been married to Pam for 42 years, meeting her over a horse at Ft. Sill. They are blessed with two daughters and two grandchildren.
- Korea, Oslo to Codsall – 1972Pam and I were to be married Labor Day weekend 1971 prior to my deployment to Vietnam. She was a nanny to Lieutenant Colonel […]
- What West Point Means To Me – Bruce WheelerWhat has being a member of the West Point class of 1969 meant to me? My moral compass continues to be aligned with The […]
- The COL Patrick Madigan Foundation – 1995In the early 1990’s it was becoming clear to a group of doctors and other medical professionals that there were many needs at Madigan […]
- Soldier to Surgeon – 1976The lessons learned at West Point, to include the Cadet Prayer have been my compass, leading to many leadership opportunities in medicine and with […]