V. Franklin Sechriest II
Chief of Staff
VA Loma Linda health care
Dr. V. Franklin Sechriest II, MD was appointed Chief of Staff for the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System on November 21, 2021.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sechriest served as Chief of Orthopedics and Podiatry at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System. As the Minneapolis VAMC is a major training site for medical students and residents, Dr. Sechriest also held an academic appointment as Adjunct Professor from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Sechriest attended Johns Hopkins University followed by the University of Alabama School of Medicine. After completing orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Minnesota, he completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip & Knee at Insall-Scott- Kelly Institute in New York City. He later served as director of the Adult Reconstruction Service at Naval Medical Center San Diego and as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sechriest is a U.S. Navy Veteran with a special interest in the broad spectrum of health care issues specific to the Veteran population. He is dedicated to the pursuit of quality improvement and research initiatives that positively impact the health and welfare of Veterans and he has published extensively on these topics in the medical literature.