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VA Doctor Honored as Chiropractor of the Year by American Chiropractic Association

the Department of Veterans Affairs - 4/17/2017

 WASHINGTON —  Dr. Anthony Lisi, national program director for Chiropractic Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), was recently named Chiropractor of the Year Award for 2017 by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

ACA presented Lisi with the award at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., early March.

Lisi was recognized for his work in establishing chiropractic residency training programs within VA. The residencies, now in their second year, provide graduates with advanced clinical training in complex cases, knowledge of hospital practice, policies and procedures, and opportunities to collaborate with other health-care professionals in a team setting.   

“We are proud of Dr. Lisi and his work at VA,” said Dr. Poonam Alaigh, acting under secretary for Health for VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA). “It is always great to be recognized for your work and especially meaningful when that recognition comes from your peers. When Veterans receive care, we believe it is important that we take a holistic approach. Chiropractic care is an important and valuable specialty.”

In his role with VHA, Lisi oversees national clinical program and policy matters related to the integration of chiropractic services into the VA health-care system, and also serves as Chiropractic section chief at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

VA began providing chiropractic care in 2004 with 26 clinics caring for 4,000 Veterans. Since then, it has grown to 79 clinics, offering care to more than 44,000 Veterans.

For more information about VA’s Chiropractic services, visit


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