RADM Dawn Wyllie, MD, MPH, FAAFP

RADM Wyllie is a retired Commissioned Corps Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and stood the watch for over 27 years on active duty. She is a descendent of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Dakota Tribe, graduate of UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency, completed board certifications in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, is an AAFP Fellow and AMWA Life Member. Dr. Wyllie served as Deputy Area Director/Chief Medical Officer for the Bemidji Area/Great Lakes Indian Health Service (IHS) for 17 years providing regional public health and medical leadership. During her PHS career, she worked throughout the U.S as a physician, consultant, passionate advocate, enthusiastic educator and mentor. She has led regional and national efforts in the areas of women’s health, behavioral health, risk management and quality improvement; engaged in emergency preparedness and response including H1N1 influenza pandemic and Ebola activity, mission coordination, and deployed in the aftermath of Hurricane Karina leading a field team in Louisiana. Dr. Wyllie has been recognized for her contributions with numerous awards, including the USPHS Outstanding Service Medals, Outstanding Unit Citation, DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, IHS National Director’s and Area Director’s Awards for Excellence, and the Shriners International Imperial Potentate’s Medallion.

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