Jonathan Woodson, MD, Nominated for Biden Administration Role

Headshot of Dr. Woodson

President Joe Biden has announced the nomination of Jonathan Woodson, MD, as vice chair of the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Commission will spend the next year contemplating an overhaul of the VA health care system, based on the findings of a report to be released next week. More information about the work of the Commission can be found here.

Woodson is the Lars Anderson Professor in Management and professor of the practice at BU’s Questrom School of Business and holds joint appointments as professor of surgery at the School of Medicine and professor of health law, policy and management at the School of Public Health. He established and led the University-wide Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy.

From 2010-2016, Woodson was assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of the Tricare Management Activity in the United States Department of Defense (DOD). He was the principal advisor to the secretary of defense for all health and force health protection related issues and ensured the effective execution of the DOD medical mission. He exercised authority, direction and control over the Defense Health Agency, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Tricare Health Plan serving 9.5 million beneficiaries.

Woodson holds the rank of major general, United States Army, Reserve, and is commander of the United States Army Reserve Medical Command, Pinellas Park, Florida.

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