Dublin VA names new Chief of Staff

Dublin VA names new Chief of Staff

DUBLIN, GA (WALB) - Dr. Christopher D. Blasy will take the helm of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center's clinical operations in September.

A doctor of osteopathic medicine and a family physician with leadership experience in private practice, military medicine, and the Veteran's Health Administration, Dr. Blasy is a 1989 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served six years on active duty as an engineer prior to attending medical school at Michigan State University.

He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Georgetown University in 2002 and established a solo family medicine practice in suburban Maryland.

Upon leaving Washington, D.C., Blasy moved to Hinesville, Ga., in 2005 where he established a private practice. In 2010, he become a Warrior Transition physician for the Ft. Stewart Warrior Transition Battalion, where he cared for wounded and injured active-duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers returning from overseas.

After two years in that role, he became the medical director for the Tuttle Army Health Clinic at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah caring for soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors as well as their family members and retirees.

Blasy joined the VA as the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw in June 2014 and became the Chief of Staff there in October 2014.

As the Chief of Staff for the Dublin VA, Dr. Blasy will be responsible for all clinical operations and will answer directly to Medical Center Director, Maryalice Morro, who says he is well qualified and utterly dedicated to veterans' healthcare needs.

She said that his highest priority will be helping the Medical Center improve primary care access. "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Blasy to Dublin and the Carl Vinson VAMC. He will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to improve the experience of care for our veterans," Morro said.

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