Sitting next to the first lady during the State of the Union address is a privilege not many are afforded. This year, Michelle Obama’s guests included a number of people connected to the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson.
Among them is Dr. Peter Rhee, a United States Navy veteran and military surgeon, currently serving as the Chief of Trauma at the University Medical Center in Tucson. Rhee oversaw the medical care associated with Arizona’s recent shooting tragedy, including the care of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Rhee has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington. ♦