About Andrew Bright, D.O.
Dr. Andrew Bright was appointed as assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 2018 and currently serves as a critical care and burn surgeon with USA Health. Dr. Bright earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.V., under the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the US Navy. After completing a surgery internship at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., he served for two years as a physician with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, deploying twice to the Middle East.
He then completed his residency in general surgery at USA University Hospital, earning multiple honors to include induction in the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He then re-commissioned in the U.S. Navy and served as a general surgeon from 2014 to 2017. He deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he served as a trauma surgeon and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. After returning to the United States, Dr. Bright completed a surgical critical care fellowship with an emphasis on burns at USA University Hospital.
Dr. Bright is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Burn Association and the Southern Medical Association. He is an instructor in “Stop the Bleed,” Advanced Burn Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma. Dr. Bright also volunteers annually with the Christian Medical Ministry through the annual surgical mission to Kibogora Hospital, Rwanda.
- Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
- Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor
- Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma instructor potential
- Navy Commendation Medal, for service in Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield
- Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- Selected and served as USAMC General Surgery Administrative Chief Resident
- Exemplary Senior Resident (USA Medical School Class of 2014)
- Exemplary Resident (USA Medical School Class of 2012)
- Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanitarianism and Excellence in Teaching
- Thomas Robert Johnson Award
- Navy Commendation Medal, for service in Iraq, Fallujah
- Outstanding Graduating Senior West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
- James R. Stookey Scholarship for Best Anatomy and Physical Manipulation
- Omicron Delta Kappa
- Alpha Epsilon Delta
- Jim Hudson Research Genetics Scholarship
- Red Cross Volunteerism award, 400 hours
- Eagle Scout with bronze, gold, and silver palms, Boy Scout Troop 757