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Bruce Capehart, MD, MBA



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Bruce Capehart, MD, MBA

Durham VA Medical Center
Duke University Medical Center


Dr. Bruce Capehart is the Medical Director for the OEF/OIF Program at the VA Medical Center in Durham, NC, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with the National Center for PTSD as one of two PTSD mentors for the VA's mid-Atlantic region, and as a faculty member for National Center for PTSD's consultation program.

Dr. Capehart completed his undergraduate education at Texas Christian University and subsequently graduated from University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School. His residency training in psychiatry and fellowship in health system administration were at Duke University Medical Center and its clinical affiliates, and he later earned a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Capehart's clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of mental health conditions in the combat veteran. When not seeing outpatients at the Durham VA, Dr. Capehart can be found with the injury biomechanics team at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering where they are funded by various Department of Defense agencies to investigate the biomechanics and physiology of blast and blunt trauma.

Dr. Capehart is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve and was called to active duty in 2003 for a deployment as the only military psychiatrist in Afghanistan.

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