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Acting Chief of Health Professions Education Biography


Portrait of Dr. Anthony Albanese

Anthony P. Albanese, MD
Acting Chief of Health Professions Education 
Office of Academic Affiliations

Veterans Health Administration

Anthony Albanese, M.D. is the Acting Chief of Health Professions Education for the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration. In his role he oversees the largest health professions educational portfolio in the nation that includes over 120,000 students and trainees annually in more than forty different health professions. Over 40,000 physician and dental residents train and learn in the VA health system each year.

Dr. Albanese is a gastroenterologist/hepatologist and addiction medicine specialist who has over 25 years of experience in medical education. He works with VA medical centers and their university affiliates to develop and enhance Graduate Medical Education (GME) in accordance with the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability (VACAA) initiative. Dr. Albanese is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine and is based in Sacramento with the VA Northern California Healthcare System.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

2019 - Present Acting Chief, Health Professions Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C. 
2018 - Present Chief of Hepatology, VA Northern California Healthcare System, Mather, CA
2016 - Present Attending Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist, VA Northern California Healthcare System, Mather, CA
2016 - 2019 Affiliations Officer, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C.
2015 - 2016 Deputy Chief of Staff & Chief of Hepatology, VA Northern California Healthcare System, Mather, CA
2009 - 2015 Associate Chief of Staff for Education, VA Northern California Healthcare System, Mather, CA
2001 - 2015 Chief, Hepatology & Chemical Dependency Programs
  Chief, Inpatient Medical Service
  Lead Clinician Hepatitis C Program
  Attending Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist, VA Northern California Healthcare System, Mather, CA
1995 - 2001 Addiction Treatment Program Co-Medical Director, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
1993 - 1995 Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology/Addiction Medicine Specialist, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, FL
1992 - 1994 Medical Director of Nutrition Support Team, VA Medical Center, Miami, FL
1992 - 1993 Attending Physician, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology
1989 - 1991 Attending Physician, Smithers Detoxification Program
1989 - 1989 Staff Physician, St. Luke’s Hospital Detoxification Program
1988 - 1989 Staff Physician, Roosevelt Hospital, Methadone Maintenance Clinic


EDUCATION:

Hepatology Fellowship, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Gastroenterology Fellowship, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt
Hospital, New York, NY
Internal Medicine Internship & Residency, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine, Oral Roberts University, School of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:

Publication record highlights scholarly interests in opioid and alcohol use disorders, intestinal microbiotica,
hepatitis C and alcoholic liver disease.