Many thanks to Dr. Sasha Grek
for his involvement as Guest Speaker at last month’s POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony, which took place at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Auditorium in Gainesville, Florida. This is an annual event designed to honor all former American prisoners of war, those still missing, and their families who have endured uncommon sacrifices on behalf of the country.
Dr. Grek enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1991 and served with the 5th Force Reconnaissance Company and 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. In the course of his military service he completed multiple international deployments. He is currently serving as a United States Air Force Reserve officer at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Florida, College of Medicine where he also completed residency and fellowship, following receipt of his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University summa cum laude. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
He has worked at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center since 2010, currently as a critical care medicine physician in the surgical and cardiac intensive care unit, where he serves as the section chief for surgical critical care. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, specializing in critical care.