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Terry Adirim

Healthcare Executive


Dr. Terry Adirim is an experienced healthcare executive with training and experience as a pediatric emergency physician. She most recently served in executive appointments within the Biden Administration including as the lead physician and program executive director (PED) of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) Modernization effort where she successfully led the deployment of a new EHR to 4 VA health care sites for a total of 10,000 end users at 52 locations serving over 200,000 patients. She led the creation of the foundation to enable VA to scale deployments across the entire VA health care system, the largest healthcare system in the United States. Prior to the VA, Dr. Adirim was appointed by the Biden Administration as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) and Acting ASD for Health Affairs.

Additionally, Dr. Adirim served as senior associate dean for clinical affairs, professor of pediatrics and chair of the Department of Integrated Medical Sciences at the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. In her role as senior associate dean, she was responsible for providing leadership over the College of Medicine’s clinical enterprise, FAU Medicine, including providing vision, strategy and oversight of patient care, clinical translational research activities and the FAU Medicine faculty practice.

Dr. Adirim maintains an academic appointment as professor of Pediatrics and Prevention and Biostatistics (Health Services Administration) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She has over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and other professional publications.