Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

John D. Daigh
Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

John Daigh, M.D. joined the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Associate Director of Medical Consultation in the Office of the Inspector General in January of 2002 and was appointed as the Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections in January of 2004. In this position, he is responsible for the Office of Inspector General initiatives that review the quality of health care provided to veterans in Veteran Affairs’ hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, in addition to the care provided to veterans through various health care contracts. He provides consultation to the investigation and audit sections of the Office of the Inspector General.

Prior to joining the Office of the Inspector General, he was on active duty with the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring as a colonel in 2001. John Daigh split his military medical assignments between Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. His last medical assignment was as the Chief of Neurology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he supervised the delivery of medical care by the Department of Neurology, and the academic programs and training experiences of physicians and medical students who were training in neurology. Dr. Daigh is Board Certified in Child Neurology and Pediatrics. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, Texas upon graduation from the United States Military Academy (class of 1974). He trained in Pediatrics and Neurology in Dallas, Texas and Denver, Colorado. Dr. Daigh is licensed to practice medicine in Maryland.

Dr. Daigh is a Certified Public Accountant who obtained his undergraduate accounting education at the University of Maryland, University College. He studied taxation at the American University in Washington, D.C. where he earned his Masters in Taxation. He is licensed as an accountant in Maryland. His last assignment while on active military duty was as the Director of Program, Budget, and Execution for the TRICARE Management Activity, the appropriation holder for the military medical appropriation. In this position, he led the effort by the military medical services’ resource managers to properly budget and administer the military health care appropriation.

Dr. Daigh was born in Ft. Worth, Texas to a new lieutenant in the Army. His childhood was spent at various locations as his family moved to comply with the request of the Army. He graduated from high school in Highland Falls, New York.

Dr. Daigh is married and has two children. He and his wife reside in Maryland.