Dr. J. Thomas Ryan serves as the Senior Physician Advisor, a role that he has played since September of 2013. Prior to that time, Dr. Ryan served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Mary Washington Healthcare based in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Ryan’s current responsibilities include the support of VHHA’s quality and patient safety department, and creating a relevance of VHHA to the everyday professional lives of the Commonwealth’s physicians. Tactics to accomplish this strategy include developing a leadership program that includes physicians and building bridges between VHHA and other professional associations particularly the Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Nurses Association.
Dr. Ryan attended Virginia Tech for his undergraduate degree then moved on to receive his M.D. from MCV/VCU, a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Medical Management from the University of North Carolina, and a Master of Science in Health Administration from VCU.