Arlene J Hudson, MD, MA
Captain, Navy
Department of Anesthesiology Chair

CAPT Hudson is an Associate Professor and serves as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in the Uniformed Services University. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees at Boston University. After completing her master’s degree, she worked at the Department of Public Health in Augusta, Maine. In 1994, she received a direct commission with the Navy and entered active duty as a Naval Environmental Health Officer. After a brief assignment to the Philadelphia Shipyard as Department Head of Preventive Medicine, she transferred to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs to work in the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses as an epidemiologist. After separating from the Navy, CDR Hudson worked as a consultant for the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C.

In 1999, CDR Hudson reentered the navy as a USU medical student.She completed her residency in Anesthesiology in 2006 at the National Capital Consortium. She completed subspecialty training in cardiothoracic anesthesia at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. and earned board certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in 2007.

In her first year following residency, she deployed in support of the Global War on Terror to Djibouti, Africa 2007-2008. Following this deployment, she returned to NNMC Bethesda/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s, where in addition to her clinical work and teaching, she chaired the MEDCEN’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for six years, served on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and was core faculty for the NCC residency in Anesthesiology.

In 2012, CDR Hudson was posted to USU Department of Anesthesiology. She also led the Department’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) program, which provides required training for military anesthesiologists around the globe.


Harold Gelfand, MD
Executive Program Director & Principal Investigator

CAPT Harold Gelfand is the newly appointed Executive Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) within the Department of Anesthesiology at the Uniformed School of Health Sciences and has been the Director of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship since 2017. Previously he was Director of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda served as Managing Director of the Surgical Services Product Line (3SL) and Director of at Walter Reed. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland he received his commission via the Health Professions Scholarship Program in 1998.

CAPT Gelfand earned his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia (Class of 1997) and Doctor of Medicine Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School (Class of 2001). He completed his Internship in Pediatrics at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2002 and his Residency in Anesthesiology at National Capitol Consortium in 2009. He has a dual Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine and Obstetrical Anesthesia from Johns Hopkins University (2010). He received his board certification in Anesthesiology in 2010, was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2012, Associate Master Clinician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2015 and Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2018.

CAPT Gelfand served as the 12th Marines Regimental Surgeon from 2002-2005 where he supported deployments to Thailand and South East Asia and as the Naval Coastal Warfare Group Two Surgeon from 2005-2006 where mobilized on missions related to the Global War of Terrorism. He deployed with 2nd Medical Battalion to Forward Operating Base Edinburgh in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Jan-Sep 2011).

In addition to his service, above CAPT Gelfand has been Junior Editor for the American Board of Anesthesiology Joint Council on Anesthesiology Examinations Written Board Exam since 2012, Anesthesia Representative to BUMED Women's Health Continuum of Care Advisory Board since 2013 until it transitioned to the Defense Health Agency Woman and Infant Clinical Community where he continues to serve, DoD/VA Health Executive Committee Clinical Care Business Line Pain Management Work Group, , Chronic Pain Management Program Panel (CPMPP) of the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), and Reviewer for the journals Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal and Joint Service Achievement Medal.

CAPT Gelfand is married with three children.



Kevin Galloway, BSN, MHA
Colonel, US Army (Ret)
Director, Strategic Communications and Policy

Kevin Galloway is currently the Director, Strategic Communications and Policy at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM), the pain management advisory organization for the Military Health System.

Prior to joining DVCIPM in 2014, Kevin completed a 27-year career in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps where he retired at the rank of Colonel. His last assignment was in the Office of the Army Surgeon General where he served as the Director of the Army Pain Management Program and Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense’s Pain Management Task Force. He graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, and later from Baylor University with Masters in Health Care Administration.

His military career included a variety of clinical and administrative assignments in both fixed facility and military field hospitals. His military deployments include Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Operation Provide Promise in Zagreb, Croatia, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, Iraq. His military awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, six Army Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and six Army Achievement Medals. He is a recipient of the Order of Military Merit and the Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency designator, an award used to recognize the accomplishments of senior medical leaders who have made significant contributions to the Army Medical Department.

He was a recipient of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 2011 Presidential Commendation and 2017 Presidential Excellence in Education Award.


Kelly Kiser, MBA
Director, Finance & Operations

Kelly Kiser is the Director of Finance & Operations at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). In her role she is responsible for overseeing administrative and financial operations.

She joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 1998 after working 8 years for the federal government. She has supported a number of HJF programs to include the Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center (1998-2001); the Post-Polio Syndrome Program (2001-2002); the Comprehensive Neuroscience Program (2003-2005); and joined DVCIPM in 2005.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Art / Advertising from Concord University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from New York Institute of Technology.


Mary McDuffie, MS, BSN, RN, CCRP
Deputy Director, Research Adminstration

Mary McDuffie is the Deputy Director, Research Administration for the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). In her role she is responsible for supervising the research staff and overseeing research protocol development, implementation, and execution in the National Capital Area and outlying sites.

She joined the Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2011 and has been a registered nurse for many years with a background in Burn ICU, Case Management, and Hospice.

Mary holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the Catholic University of America, a Masters Degree in Research Administration and Complicance from City University of New York (CUNY), and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.



                                                                                                                          Tracy Rupp, PhD, M.Ac, L.Ac

                                                                                                                                   Scientific Manager

Dr. Tracy Rupp is the Scientific Manager at the Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). 

Tracy earned her BA in Psychology from Duke University (1999) and  PhD in Experimental Psychology from Brown University (2006). She completed her Post-Doctoral training as a National Research Council (NRC) Fellow at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in the Behavioral Biology Branch studying sleep and cognitive performance. She continued at WRAIR as a Research Psychologist and Research Statistician until 2012.

Dr. Rupp is a licensed acupuncturist and received her Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH; 2015). She also served as adjunct faculty at MUIH teaching Research Design and Statistics. Tracy was in private practice for acupuncture until joining the Henry Jackson Foundation (HJF) in 2023.