Jerry Richard Foltz, MD, Captain U.S. Navy (Retired)

Dr. Foltz was born January 20, 1969, and grew up near Johnstown, PA. He graduated in 1987 as valedictorian of his high school class and went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy before graduating in 1991 with Distinction and in the top 50 academically with a B.S. in Oceanography. Later on, he became a letter winner on the Navy’s nationally-ranked squash team before attending the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he earned his M.D. in 1995. His transitional internship and anesthesiology residency were completed at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, where he served as the Chief Resident.

In 2001, he completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He obtained board certification in both specialties as a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management.

Dr. Foltz has been a career military physician. He started four pain management clinics, including the first overseas pain practice in the U.S. Navy in Okinawa, Japan. He attained the senior rank of Captain and had earned several military personal awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal. During his time in the military, he was elected as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, where he led over 280 medical staff members. He also served in several other leadership roles, including Department Head of Anesthesiology, during his military career. He retired from active service in February 2016.

After retiring, Dr. Foltz continued to actively practice pain management at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville as a government contract worker. His clinics have had significant success and continue to be among the most productive in the Navy. He has completed advanced training in multiple areas of pain management to include water-cooled neurotomy, regenerative medicine, neurostimulation, and acupuncture. Dr. Foltz has also balanced a successful career with a wonderful family, married to Shelly who is a retired Navy Nurse Anesthetist and two children Benjamin, 16, and Anneliese, 14, who are honor students at Bolles.