Ross Van Camp, MD


Medical Director

Board Certified Family Physician

Professional Information


Dr. Roscoe (Ross) Van Camp came to Seward Community Health Center in March 2015 after a long career in military and family medicine. He practiced medicine in rural Alaska for 15 years, and was in the Army Reserve for 10 years before starting active duty in the Air Force in 1997. Dr. Van Camp’s extensive military career took him to bases in United States, Guam, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. He also commanded a humanitarian operation in Bolivia. He was initially assigned to Eielson Air Force Base as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine in 2010 and assumed command of the Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) in 2013, where he served until his retirement in January 2015. Dr. Van Camp now lives in Seward with his wife, where he enjoys experiencing the community as an active cyclist, kayaker, and general outdoor enthusiast.

Work Experience


1.    Apr 15-Present  Medical Director, Seward Community Health Center 
2.    Jul 13-Apr 15 Commander, 673d Aerospace Medicine Squadron, JBER Alaska
3.    Jun 12-Jul 13  Commander, 354th Medical Operations Squadron, Eielson AFB,  Alaska
4.    Jan 11-Jul 11 Chief Flight Surgeon, Combat Aeromedical Staging Facility, Bastion AB Afghanistan
5.    Jul 10-Jun 12  Chief of Aerospace Medicine, Eielson AFB  AK
6.    Jul 06-Jul 10  Squadron Flight Surgeon for the 15 RS, Creech AFB, Nevada
7.    Jul 04-Jul 06  Deputy Commander, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, Kunsan AB  ROK
8.    Jul 01-Jul 04  Aerospace Medicine Residency
9.    Nov 99-Jul 01  Flight Commander, Flight Medicine, Holloman AFB NM
10.    Jul 99-Nov 99  Clinic Chief Operation Northern Watch, Incirlik AB Turkey
11.    Sep 97-Jun 99 Flight Commander, Family Practice, Andersen AFB Guam
12.    Sep 79-Jan 95 Medical/EMS Director, Glennallen Alaska (Civilian)

Board Certifications


  • American Board of Family Practice

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine

    • Aerospace Medicine

    • Preventive Medicine


2010 - present



2004 -- Residency in Aerospace and Preventive Medicine, Brooks City-Base

2002 -- Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health and 

             Tropical Medicine, New Orleans LA

1999 -- Air War College (correspondence course)

1997 -- Family Practice Residency, Clarkson Family Medicine, Omaha NE

1979 -- Flexible Internship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI

1978 -- Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln NE

1975 -- Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

2010 - present