His pioneering work in applying the social determinants of health to primary care enabled Dr. Dorrance to establish the first Patient-Centered Medical Home in the Department of Defense and to see the transformation of primary care implemented throughout the entire Military Health System (MHS), which operates a worldwide healthcare delivery system that includes care delivered in more than 50 hospitals and 600 clinics serving 9.6 million beneficiaries.
As Chief Medical Officer of the US Navy, Dr. Dorrance led the drive to establish the MHS as a High Reliability Organization (HRO). Those efforts at improving safety and eliminating risk, combined with his visionary leadership and longstanding commitment to deregulation, disruptive change and market innovation, provide the context for TransformCare’s passionate drive to address and solve the nation’s opioid crisis head on.
Dr. Dorrance has a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular cellular developmental biology from the University of Colorado Boulder and earned his medical degree from Uniformed Services University, where he currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine. He completed his residency in, and served as Chief of Residents for, General Internal Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the world’s largest military medical center and one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed medical publications. Dr. Dorrance’s professional interests include chronic care management; comprehensive, integrative care; and effective treatment for the lifestyles and behaviors that underlie poor health. In addition, he serves as Chief Medical Officer for Docsnap, the organization that has developed the first consumer electronic health record (EHR), and as a subject expert for Facing Addiction with NCADD (National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence).
Dr. Dorrance retired after more than 35 years of active-duty military service from the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 2017 as Chief Medical Officer of the United States Navy. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and previously there as Service Chief, General Internal Medicine.
He has served patients in Guam; China Lake, Long Beach and San Diego, CA; Portsmouth and Quantico, VA: and Washington, DC. He was deployed as part of the United Nations Protection Force in Croatia and Bosnia in 1994 and deployed to Kuwait in 2010 as Director of Nursing for all Navy nursing personnel in the Kuwaiti theater of operations.
Mr. Clement has served as a healthcare executive with demonstrated success in large healthcare settings such as Naval Medical Center San Diego and Navy Medical Center Portsmouth; developed national military healthcare policy at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs at the Pentagon; and led strategic planning and operational alignment while serving on the Regional Commander’s staff at Navy Medicine East.
After retiring from the Navy in 2012, Mr. Clement served as an executive healthcare consultant with Deloitte Consulting’s federal health practice in Washington, DC, specializing in healthcare operations and analytics; as Executive Director of Operations, Support and Quality Improvement for Healthcare Services Corporation—the Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate for Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas; and Practice Administrator for the Department of Neurological Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Brian Clement is a Registered Nurse, with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University; he is also a former Fellow in the American College of Health Executives. And with a rare and distinguished accomplishment for a Navy Nurse Corps officer, Mr. Clement is a former Certified Defense Financial Manager with the American Society of Military Comptrollers. He has the compassionate vision of a nurse and the watchful eye of a comptroller.