LATHAM, NY – Dr. Matthew Liepke, an Oswego resident and a Lieutenant Colonel in the New York Army National Guard, has been named New York Army National Guard State Surgeon.
In that role Liepke will be responsible for overseeing medical issues and medical training for the members of the 10,300 Soldier New York Army National Guard.
He is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Liepke, who is vice president and partner of Port City Family Medicine in Oswego, as well as Medical Staff President of Oswego Hospital, has served in the military since 1992 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Company C. 479th Engineer Battalion in Canton.
He also served in the 1019th Quartermaster Company in Mattydale.
He received a direct commission into the Individual Ready Reserve in 2003, after becoming a doctor, and joined the New York Army National Guard in 2005.
He has served brigade surgeon for the Syracuse based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, as a member of the 466th Area Support Medical Company and in the New York Army National Guard Medical Command.
He deployed to Iraq in 2007 with the New York Army National Guard’s 466th Area Support Medical Company to Afghanistan in 2011 with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 402nd Military Police Battalion.
He holds a degree from Clarkson University in Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene and is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.
He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2005 from Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.
He and his wife, Dr. Christina Liepke, have two children: Matthew Jr. and Samuel.