Dr. Stockenstrom’s Military Career and Humanitarian Missions

He was awarded a full scholarship for medical studies through the armed forces health professions scholarship program, United States Navy, and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1992. After completing his internship at San Diego Naval Hospital, he underwent training in Aerospace Medicine at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida. In 1994 he was designated a US Naval Flight Surgeon and assigned to Marine Corps F/A-18 Squadron 533, Beaufort, South Carolina. Subsequent deployments, include service in support of ‘Operation Deny Flight,’ Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1995. In 1999 he completed specialty training in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. In 2010 he was promoted to Captain, United States Navy. In 2014 after a naval career spanning 25 years, Dr. Stockenstrom retired from the United States Navy.

Dr. Stockenstrom actively participates in humanitarian surgical eye expeditions to developing countries- voluntarily serving those in need of access to sight restoring surgery.

“My service as a U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon and ophthalmologist, continually reminds me of how important focus and commitment are to the success of any operation. I am dedicated to providing the best care for my patients and I regard their trust in me with great privilege and honor.”