Navy Capt. (Dr.) Scott W. Pyne

Division Chief

U.S. Navy Capt. Scott W. Pyne is the division chief of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). In this capacity, Pyne is responsible for DVBIC initiatives to include traumatic brain injury (TBI) related research, education and clinical affairs for TBI care; and for managing the Military Health System TBI Pathway of Care.

Pyne was commissioned through the Health Professions Scholarship Program in 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his family medicine internship and residency at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida, and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine in San Diego.

Pyne served as department head at Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, from August 1995 to June 1998. Following his sports medicine fellowship, he was assigned to the Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Virginia, in July 1999 and served in various clinical and leadership positions to include department head, branch clinic director and branch clinics’ senior medical officer.

Pyne was assigned to Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, Maryland, from June 2003 through July 2009, and served as director of health services and branch clinics; chairman of the executive committee of the medical staff; and as the head team physician for U.S. Naval Academy athletics. He deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait in July and was the director of branch clinics until February 2008. He completed a staff tour serving in the office of the Medical Inspector General for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from August 2009 until July 2012. He returned to the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis in August 2012 and served as the Naval Academy admissions medical officer, concussion clinic coordinator, physician for varsity football and rugby teams, and as a clinical staff physician. 

In addition, Pyne was the sports medicine specialty leader to the Navy surgeon general from October 2006 through October 2011. He was elected to fellowship status of the American Academy of Family Physicians February 2002 and the American College of Sports Medicine November 2006.

Pyne is board-certified in family medicine, with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. He has authored several scientific publications and given numerous regional, national and international presentations. Military decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2), and numerous campaign and service medals.