Robert E. Suter, DO



Dr. Robert E. (Bob) Suter, who returned from a Middle East deployment as a Colonel in the US Army Reserve where he served as the Commander of the medical and healthcare forces in the 13 nation CENTCOM region. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern, and a Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and received his DO and MHA degrees from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa and a Masters in strategic studies from the Army War College. Dr. Suter did his residency training in emergency medicine at Brooke Army Medical Centers in San Antonio and he is board certified by both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine, and has been EMS certified by both. He is a member of the College on Osteopathic College Accreditation and the Board of Directors of the ACOEP.

Hypertension: What's an Emergency?

Hypertensive patients are seen commonly in Primary Care and the numbers are often upsetting to patients and doctors alike, triggering concerns that can lead to emergency department referral. This presentation reviews hypertension from the emergency medicine perspective to help physicians have a shared understanding of when to refer to the ED and when to feel confident that they can reassure the patient and treat in the office, as well as the current emergency treatments for uncontrolled hypertension.


 1. To describe criteria for emergency treatment of hypertension and

2. To apply to the primary care or ED setting.

Healing Our Heros: Current Healthcare Operations in the Global War on Terror

As the U.S. efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and throughout the Middle East have evolved, so have the healthcare resources and approaches. This presentation will be an unclassified insiders view of the medical battlefield and the lessons learned from the recently returned Commander of the Medical Command primarily responsible for medical and healthcare efforts in the 13 nation CENTCOM region.


 1. To describe current US medical and healthcare efforts in the Middle East

2. To apply lessons learned to unusual patients and circumstances in your practice.