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Col. (Dr.) Kent J. DeZee, M.P.H., M.A.C.P, M.C.

GME Program Director, Defense Health Agency

U.S. Army Col (Dr.) Kent J. DeZee is the Defense Health Agency Director of Graduate Medical Education. He provides leadership and guidance while overseeing all GME in the DHA Enterprise. He works with the Military Medical Departments to provide standardized, enterprise wide GME physician education opportunities. In coordination with Service GME Directors, he assists the Deputy Assistant Director for Medical Affairs for the development and execution of policies, procedures, and direction of GME throughout the DHA Enterprise. On behalf of the DAD-MA, Col. DeZee coordinates with the GME Designated Institutional Officials and Program Directors at the GME consortiums and military medical treatment facilities to offer residencies and fellowships to military medical officers.

Col. DeZee received his bachelor of science from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. He was commissioned to active duty in 1997 after earning his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii in 2000. After completing a tour in Internal Medicine at TAMC, he then went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., to complete a General Medicine Fellowship in 2005. Col. DeZee deployed as a Staff Internist with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Camp Bucca, Iraq, and as the Battalion Surgeon with the 2/327 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Afghanistan.

Col. DeZee served as the program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, William Beaumont Army Medical Center and for the General Internal Medicine Fellowship, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland. He also served as the Director of Medical Education DME/DIO, TAMC and the Director of Army Medical Education Directorate in the Office of the Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia.

Col. DeZee is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has numerous publications about meta-analysis, teaching scholarship, and student specialty choice. Col. DeZee has more than 15 years serving in leadership roles and teaching in undergraduate and graduate medical education.

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