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Executive Leadership

Dr. Richard Allman

George F. Fuller, M.D. - Executive Director, Geriatrics & Extended Care
Serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Under Secretary for Health and the overall Veterans Health Administration on issues regarding quality of care for aging and chronically ill Veteran patients. Provides leadership to 20 Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECCs) and the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (GGAC), a federal advisory committee that provides advice and assistance to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Highest military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal.

2018 – Present           Executive Director, Geriatrics & Extended Care
2014 – 2018                Deputy Chief of Staff, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
2012 – 2014                Chief Medical Officer, VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1)
2009 – 2012                Director, National VA Locum Tenens Program, VA
2006 – 2009                Chief of Staff, VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
2005 – 2006                Chief, Primary Care & Specialty/Acute Care, VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
2003 – 2005                Intelligence Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
1977 – 2004                Colonel, U.S. Army, retired

Present                        Academic appointments in the Schools of Medicine of USUHS, Yale University and the University of Connecticut
2016 - Present            Assistant Dean, UCONN School of Medicine
1991-1993                   Fellow, Geriatric Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, VA Puget Sound VA Health Care System-American Lake Division, Tacoma, WA
1985-86                       Chief Resident, Family Practice, Hays Army Hospital, Ft. Ord, CA
1983-85                       Resident, Family Practice, Hays Army Hospital, Fort Ord, CA
1981-82                       Intern, Internal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
1981                            Doctor of Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, MD
1977                            Bachelor of Science in Biology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT