John Daigh, MD, was appointed the Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections in January 2004. In this position, he is responsible for Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiatives that review the quality of health care provided to veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, in addition to the care provided to veterans through various healthcare contracts. He also provides consultation to the investigation and audit sections of the OIG.
He joined the VA as the Associate Director of Medical Consultation in the OIG in January 2002.
Prior to joining the OIG, he was on active duty with the US Army for 27 years, retiring as a colonel in 2001. Dr. Daigh split his military medical assignments between Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. In his last medical assignment, he served as the Chief of Neurology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he supervised the delivery of medical care by the Department of 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 also a licensed certified public accountant in Maryland. He obtained his undergraduate accounting education at the University of Maryland, University College, and earned his master’s degree in taxation at the American University in Washington, DC. During his last assignment on active military duty, he served as the Director of Program, Budget, and Execution for the TRICARE Management Activity.