Peter (Meong) Rhee (b. September 1961) - Dr. Rhee is a trauma surgeon and a 24-year veteran/Captain of the United States Navy. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving various service awards, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
After leaving the Navy, he was also the Chief of Trauma Critical Care and Emergency Surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona. While there, in 2011, Dr. Rhee was the attending physician for the 2011 Tucson shooting victims, including Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Dr. Rhee has authored or co-authored numerous articles and three books, including his life memoir, "TRAUMA RED: The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America's Cities," which captures his life story beginning with his upbringing in South Korea.
Peter (Meong) Rhee