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Kozen, Jr., Buddy G., M.D.

Buddy Kozen

Buddy G. Kozen, Jr., M.D.

  • Division of Special Operations

Johns Hopkins University (M.D. 2000)
Transitional Internship, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (2001)

Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (2006)

Dr. Buddy G. Kozen, Jr. completed the Division of Special Operations (DSO) Emergency Medical Services Tactical Medicine Fellowship in 2009. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A. Degree in chemistry.  He received his Medical Degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kozen then did a transitional internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. from 2000-2001. After which, he completed his Emergency Medicine Residency, at the Naval Medical Center in 2006.

Dr. Kozen’s  career began as General Medical Officer for USS Nashville serving as department head and sole medical provider for 1200 Sailors and Marines afloat and ashore during Operations in Iraqi Freedom. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 2004. He then continued his career as Staff Emergency Physician at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) as an academic clinician. Dr. Kozen was most recently the Acting Operational Medical Director for (NMCP) providing medical direction for NMCP/Branch Clinic and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services Emergent Response. 

Dr. Kozen has received numerous awards and recognition:  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (1 gold star), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E” (2 awards), National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star).  He also received the Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship, The Transitional Intern Achievement Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Award for Excellence in the Field of Emergency Medicine and was the Resident Teacher of the Year from the Transitional Internship Class (2005-2006).
Dr. Kozen remains affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and serves as liaison between Navy Medicine and DSO.

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