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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio


The Dayton VAMC Welcomes New Chief of Medicine

November 13, 2016

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The Dayton VAMC Welcomes New Chief of Medicine

What: The Dayton VAMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. William Germann  as the new Chief of Medicine.  Dr. Germann had served as the acting Chief of Medicine since March of 2016.  Prior to this, Germann served as the Dayton VAMC’s Chief of Primary Care since March, 2009.

He was commissioned into the Air Force in May 1978. He subsequently went to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where he earned his doctor of medicine degree. He completed his internship and residency in family practice at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center at Andrews.

His assignments included clinical tours at Geilenkirchen Air Base, West Germany and Offutt AFB, NE.  He held numerous leadership positions within the Air Force Medical Service to include Chief, Professional Services, Offutt AFB, NE as well as four group commands at Kunsan and Osan Air Bases, Korea, Scott AFB, IL and Andrews AFB, MD.  Additionally, he held staff positions as the first Medical Chair at the Air War College, Assistant Surgeon General, Directorate of Medical Programs and Resources, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, and Commander, Air Force Medical Support Agency, Bolling AFB, D.C., and Command Surgeon at Air Education and Training Command.  His last position was as the Command Surgeon of Air Force Materiel Command where he was responsible for the health and wellness of over 78,000 military and civilian personnel and oversaw eight community-based medical treatment facilities ranging from outpatient clinics to major teaching hospitals.  Dr Germann is responsible for creating the AF’s Four Dimensions of Wellness model.  Dr Germann retired from the Air Force on Jan 1, 2008.

Dr Germann is married to Marianne J. Baird and they have three adopted Korean children: Jacqueline (25), Alex (23) and Matthew (21).

Media Contact:   Ted Froats, Public Affairs Officer, Dayton VAMC, (937) 267-3919.