Heechin Chae, MD was appointed site director of DVBIC at Fort Belvoir and chief of the Traumatic Brain Injury Department at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in 2011. He will become the director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence satellite at Fort Belvoir in 2013.
Dr. Chae is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine and has additional training for medical acupuncture.
Prior to coming to Fort Belvoir, he spent almost 15 years at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at the Harvard Medical School System in Boston. He was involved in extensive research and teaching activities while treating patients with mild, moderate, and severe TBI.
After serving as medical director of the Brain Injury Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, he started a new TBI Department at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Dr. Chae has been recognized throughout his career with several awards, including the Teacher of the Year award, the Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School and “Medical All-Star” by the Boston Red Sox.
He received his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his PM&R residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital through the Harvard Medical School system.