CDR Carney grew up in small northwestern Pennsylvania town. As the son of a police officer, he developed a desire for public service. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Messiah College in Grantham, PA and his Doctorate of Osteopathy from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
Following residency in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital (NH) Pensacola, Florida, he was assigned to Admiral Joel T Boone Branch Medical Clinic aboard Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia. While there, he joined Combat Logistics Battalion – 8 on a seven-month deployment to Fallujah, Iraq. While in Iraq, CDR Carney’s medical and administrative skills were stretched as the head triage officer in a Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon.
Upon his return, CDR Carney was selected for a full time out service fellowship in surgical obstetrics. Hosted by Truman Medical Center – Lakewood, he developed the skills to provide full scope obstetric care as he instructed Family Medicine residents in the delivery of non-surgical obstetrics and inpatient hospital medicine.
In 2007, he transferred to NH Pensacola, Florida, where he continued to hone his teaching skills as Family Medicine Residency faculty. In the summer of 2009, he assumed the role of Assistant Program Director. In the summer of 2010, CDR Carney deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to the Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as the Senior Medical Officer. When he returned in 2011, he was elected Chair, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and Head, Family Medicine Department where he served in the two leadership positions, simultaneously. As Head, Family Medicine Department, his 3 medical home port teams consistently led all teaching hospitals in performance and access metrics. In 2014, CDR Carney was selected as the Associate Director for Healthcare Business at NH Pensacola.
After a successful year as the Associate Director, CDR Carney promoted to the position of Director for Healthcare Business at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Through innovative thinking, he led the restructuring on metric reporting and analysis for 12 Medical Home Ports and 38 specialty care clinics, leading to several “best practices” and improved efficiency, access, and patient satisfaction.
As the Director of Primary Care and Mental Health at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Commander Carney lead his team to new level in the optimization of the Medical Home Port model. He also oversaw the first military pain management policy, while orchestrating the development of a Tri-Service pain model and strategy.
Currently, CDR Carney serves as the Director of Clinical Programs at HQMC Health Services.
CDR Carney’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal X 2 and the Navy Achievement Medal.