COL Doperak entered military service in 1989 as a combat engineer in the Army Reserves. He received his commission in 1995 while attending the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, he completed his internship and family medicine residency as chief resident at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.
COL Doperak received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Allegheny College in 1993. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998, and a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University in 2009, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. COL Doperak is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He attended a fellowship at George Washington University to complete Senior Service College in 2016.
COL Doperak’s military assignments include BN and BDE flight surgeon in the 82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, Ft. Bragg, NC, deploying to Operation Iraqi Freedom twice in 2003; Commander Illesheim Health Clinic, Germany; Army/Baylor MHA Program, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; Decision Support Center, OTSG, Falls Church, VA; Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Kenner Army Health Clinic, Ft. Lee, VA; Command Surgeon, US Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Ft. Bragg, NC; Primary Care Department Chief, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC; Commander, Weed Army Community Hospital, Ft. Irwin, CA; Command Surgeon, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, Baghdad, Iraq; Command Surgeon XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, NC.
COL Doperak’s badges and awards include the Combat Medical Badge, the Flight Surgeon Badge, the Parachutist Badge, Legion of Merit, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.