Dr. Bograkos is board certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a certification of “added qualifications” in Sports Medicine while serving as a USA/ABF Ringside physician in St Louis.
Col. Bograkos’s last active-duty assignment was “Chief, Warrior Transition Division, Clinical Operations, North Atlantic Region Medical Command.” As chief, he provided clinical oversight for the recovery and rehabilitation of Soldiers within the 22 state NARMC region. The position involved TEAM building with 160 nurse case managers, clinical surveillance in the rehabilitation process, and liaison operations with civilian, veteran affairs (VA), and military health care systems. He has worked in the Maryland VA System, served as Medical Director Neuro Restorative National Capital Area (severe TBI), and served as a consultant to Psychiatric Continuity Service / Trauma Recovery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Dr. Bograkos served on the Maryland Brain Injury Association Board of Directors from 2009 – 2012. He was an active Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS-I) instructor at Cowley Shock Trauma, in Baltimore, Maryland for 20 years and has experience ranging from prehospital (EMS) trauma to (PM&R) recovery. He is a Past President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine. Current interests include civil military collaboration, toxic, traumatic brain injuries, and “best practices” in medical education.
COL Bograkos graduated from the U.S. Naval War College “with distinction” in 2009 and received his MA in “National Security & Strategic Studies” (Area of Study: Irregular Warfare / narco-terrorism) “with distinction” in 2011. He is an adjunct Clinical Professor of “Military Science, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine” at the University of New England COM, an adjunct Professor at the Center of Excellence for Neuroscience at UNE, and holds Assistant Professor appointments in “Military & Emergency Medicine,” and “Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,” at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is a past member of the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine.