Title: Medical Director
Company: Occupational Health Consultants
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States
Michael Sauri, Medical Director at Occupational Health Consultants, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in preventive and occupational medicine.
Dr. Sauri obtained a Bachelor of Arts in microbiology and chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971 and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1975. He continued his education with a master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine and hygiene from Tulane University, New Orleans, in 1978. Dr. Sauri went on to serve residencies in general preventive medicine with the School of Aerospace Medicine, United States Air Force, in 1979 and Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio in 1983 and then a fellowship in Infectious Disease with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda Navy Hospital), Maryland.
Dr. Sauri served his country in the United States Army for 12 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He prospered as chief of the preventive medicine residency program at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine from 1980 to 1981, as a regional medical officer with the American Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand from 1983 to 1984 and chief of preventive medicine with the United States Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC), Fort Meade, Maryland, from 1986 to 1987. Since 1987, Dr. Sauri has been the medical director of Occupational Health Consultants, serving over 130 biomedical research laboratories including Plum Island’s Animal Diseases Center, and as a tropical medicine consultant to international corporations and travelers visiting the Travel Advisory and Immunization Clinic. He also provides superior care as a specialist in Occupational Medicine and Infectious Diseases in private practice.
During his career, Dr. Sauri has been presented with many awards and accolades from the Department of Defense, State Department, and Civil Air Patrol, as well as state and local governments. He has had the distinction of being the first physician to have been awarded the Humanitarian Service and the Defense Superior Service Medals presented to United States Armed Forces service members who perform superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. He has authored numerous articles in the areas of chemical and biological warfare, medical care of refugees and displaced populations, tropical diseases, and AIDS.
Dr. Sauri primarily attributes his success to having a phenomenal team of nurses and administrators who have been with him for many years. He cites his years practicing medicine with the United States Army as the highlight of his career. He was selected Occupational Medicine Physician of the Year by the Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2009 and Dr. Sauri was been selected eleven consecutive times by his peers as one of the Top Physicians in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and or Internal Medicine in the Washington, DC area. He was honored to be selected the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Clinical Preceptor of the Year in Occupational Environmental Medicine in 2016 and 2017.
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