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Michael Spatz

Former Military Health System (MHS) Strategic Planning Specialist


Dr. Michael Spatz is a retired family physician with extensive experience providing clinical leadership and medical management in the Department of Defense including Military Health System (MHS) Strategic Planning Specialist, Deputy Director of the MHS Office of Transformation, Air Force Deputy Assistant Surgeon General for Medical Force Development, Director of the Air Force Medical Corps, Director, Community Health Support, AF Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA), Air Force Chief of Clinical Quality, and Air Force Family Practice Consultant. At the base level, Dr. Spatz served as a 3-time Chief of Professional Services and Squadron Commander. He retired from the Air Force after 26 years holding the rank of Colonel in 2005, and then worked as a government civilian, independent consultant, and Regional Vice President for Humana Military when he retired again in 2019.

Dr. Spatz’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Department of Defense Award for Excellence, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, USUHS Commendation Award and Air Force Achievement Medal.

He is a graduate of Stony Brook University, the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Eglin Air Force Base Family Practice Residency, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.