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Acting Deputy Chief of Staff

Usha Subramanian MD

Deputy Chief of Staff

VA Long Beach health care

Dr. Usha Subramanian joined VA Long Beach Healthcare System on July 16, 2023 as the Deputy Chief of Staff.

Dr. Usha Subramanian was appointed the Chief, Primary Care Hampton VA Medical Center on August 5, 2019.  Dr. Subramanian joined the Hampton VA from the Indianapolis VAMC, where she served as the Deputy Chief, Primary Care.

As a healthcare professional with more than 20 years of Primary care experience, Dr. Subramanian was responsible for leading a Service that has over 55 PACT Teams and serves over 58,000 patients annually.

In addition to her Primary Care leadership experience in her Role as Section Chief and then Deputy Chief of Primary Care at Indianapolis VA, Dr. Subramanian served as Medical Director for VA GRACE – the first program of its kind in the VA system. She graduated from HCLDP in July 2022 and Leadership VA program in 2016 and served as an Advisory Board member at the Healthcare Leadership Institute.

Prior to that, Dr. Subramanian has had a rich research career – having served as a Research Scientist at Center for Implementing Evidence Based Practice and the Diabetes Translation Research Center and as an Affiliate Scientist at the COIN center in Indianapolis. She has led and participated in numerous studies on Aging and Chronic diseases of Diabetes, Heart failure and Dementia. She is a recipient of the VA Young Investigator’s award and the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Subramanian had served as Chair, VA R&D in Indianapolis and has over 45 publications.

She is an Associate Professor of Medicine from IU School of Medicine and received the Teaching Excellence Award from IU School of Medicine and has mentored Medical Students and Nurse Practitioner Students.     

Dr. Subramanian received her Medical School Degree from Gandhi Medical School, Hyderabad, India.  After completing her Internship from University of Washington, she graduated in Internal Medicine from Providence Portland Medical Center. She is Fellowship trained in Health Services Research and Clinical Geriatrics from Indiana University.

Dr. Subramanian was recognized for her efforts with improving Primary Care Access to Care by the National Office of Primary Care in 2021 and is a recipient of the VISN HRO award in 2022.