Deputy Commander, Clinical Services - Biography
Lt. Col. Karla Davis
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) Davis graduated from The College of William and Mary, with a Bachelor of Arts (Government), she was then commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the William and Mary ROTC program. She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2001.
Dr. Davis completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Madigan Army Medical Center. She completed her fellowship training in Allergy/Immunology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Davis also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Military Art and Science.
Dr. Davis was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2001. She is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Lt. Col. Davis’ tours include service as Chief of the Allergy/Immunology Clinic at Lanstuhl Regional Medical Center; Medical Director of the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center, Camp Cropper, Iraq; Chief of Medical Specialties II at Tripler Army Medical Center; Allergy/Immunology Subspecialty Education Coordinator at Tripler Army Medical Center; and Chief of the Allergy/Immunization Clinic at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Before arriving at McDonald Army Health Center, she served as the Chief of the Allergy/Immunization Clinic at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
Lt. Col. Davis’ military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, the AMEDD Captain’s Career Course, the AMEDD Executive Skills Course, the Joint Medical Operations Course, and Intermediate Level Education.
Lt. Col. Davis deployed to Iraq in 2009. Her awards and decorations include the Order of Military Medical Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.