S. Ward Casscells

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S. Ward Casscells (1952–2012) was an American cardiologist who served with the U.S. Army in Iraq and later was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.[1] Among other honors, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Army's Order of Military Medical Merit, and the General Maxwell Thurman Award.


  1. ^ Ronald C. Merrell and Charles R. Doarn. "In Memoriam" Telemedicine and e-Health. December 2012, 18(10): 722-723. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.9984.

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  • “Delaware Native Comes To Military Career Late But Ascends To Top”, By Nicole Gaudiano. Gannett News Service. March 28, 2007.
  • “Swiftly Confirm: Wartime Pentagon Needs A Top Health Official, and Houston's Ward Casscells Is Right Man for the Job” (Editorial). Houston Chronicle. March 27, 2007.
  • “Delaware Native On Call For Veterans Health Crisis” By Nicole Gaudiano. Gannett News Service
  • “Departments Of Defense And Veterans Affairs Working Together” The Montgomery Advertiser. December 27, 2007.
  • “Pentagon Official Praises Staff For Hospital's Recovery” Wire Reports. Fort Worth Star-Telegram