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Background: Capt. Mark Llewellyn, MC, USN, was born in Oxford, England, and emigrated as a child to California. Upon completion of high school, Capt. Llewellyn spent a year working at Taegu Presbyterian Hospital in South Korea. In 1979, he graduated from the University of California Berkeley, which included a year of overseas study at Saint Andrews University, Scotland.
A 1983 University of California San Francisco Medical School graduation was followed by a one year Internal Medicine Internship at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va. Upon completion of six months of advanced study at the Navy Undersea Medical Institute, he served tours as Medical Officer on USS Ohio SSBN-726 and at COMSUBGRU-7 in Yokosuka, Japan, qualifying in both submarine and diving medicine.
In 1988, Captain Llewellyn began residency in Neurology at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. After graduation in 1991 he was assigned as Staff Neurologist at Naval Hospital Oakland, Calif., and became certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He returned to Operational Medicine in 1993 for a three-year sea duty tour at COMSUBDEVGRU-1 in Mare Island Calif. and Bangor, Wash. From 1996 to 2001 he was a Staff Neurologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Diego. Capt. Llewellyn also served as the Fleet Medical Liaison Officer for two years.
Capt. Llewellyn recently completed a three-year tour as 7th Fleet Surgeon embarked on the USS Blue Ridge forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. His personal awards include a Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star and Navy Commendation Medal with three gold stars.