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.
Mr. Lynch has been entrusted with key oversight roles over the past decade and more in leading the Military Health System’s transformation from healthcare to health. Beginning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2007 he led the paradigm-changing initiative to create the first primary care-based Patient-Centered Medical Home in the Department of Defense, with its focus on comprehensive, collaborative outcomes-based health and well-being.
He also led development and implementation of integrative medicine within primary care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. With a clinic staff of 275 professionals, it is the largest outpatient clinic in the Department of Defense. Recognizing the critical potential of holistic approaches to healing, recovery and wellness, Lynch launched the first clinic-wide embedded mind-body medicine program. It has become the Military Health System’s model for alternative approaches to addressing the underlying lifestyle and behavioral choices that prevent individuals from living lives of purpose and fulfillment. He maintains an extensive, growing network of contacts in the field.
Mr. Lynch created and led the US military’s first two service-wide medical home summits, in 2009 and 2010, facilitating three national planning committees of integrative care medical experts, as well as a third military-wide medical home summit in 2013 on holistic care, disruptive change and market innovation. His skill set includes key strengths in program strategic design and planning, research, funding and execution. He has managed programs with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Uniformed Services University, and has been a key contributor to the National Capital Consortium’s GME program that trains the military’s next generation of physicians.
Mr. Lynch embraces and role-models the values of holistic, transformative care for other leaders, partners, colleagues and people from all walks of life. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Penn State, and has published several peer-reviewed articles on the transformation and impact of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of primary care, disruptive innovation and evidence-based holistic care.
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.