Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

John D. Daigh
Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

John Daigh, M.D., was appointed as the Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections in January 2004. In this position, he is responsible for the OIG initiatives that review the quality of healthcare provided to veterans in 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 Office of the Inspector General.

He joined the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Associate Director of Medical Consultation in the Office of the Inspector General in January of 2002. 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. Dr. 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. 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 Master’s 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.

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