Walter Reed-Bethesda, the largest DVBIC site in the U.S. and Germany, is less than five miles from DVBIC headquarters. Service members who are air-evacuated from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany come directly to Walter Reed-Bethesda. A service member’s stay may be brief before continuing to another CONUS destination, or it may be extended if a service member becomes attached to the Warrior Transition Brigade.
Walter Reed-Bethesda’s TBI clinic treats service members with the full spectrum of TBI by providing multidisciplinary evaluation, carefully coordinated treatment plans and patient-centered follow-up care. DVBIC provides integral support to this program. DVBIC’s clinical, care coordination and educational programs increase the capacity and overall scope of TBI services in the hospital. Dr. French also is the TBI director at Walter Reed-Bethesda and acting scientific research director for DVBIC.