Dr. Lisi received the ACA’s Academician of the
Year award in February 2015.
In 2004, Anthony Lisi, D.C., San Jose ’96,
became the first chiropractor appointed to the
medical staff of the Veterans Administration’s Connecticut
Healthcare System, where he developed
processes for integrating hospital-based clinical
services and interprofessional clinical education.
In 2007, he was named the national chiropractic
program director for VA, developing policy and
overseeing all aspects of chiropractic practice in
the nation’s largest integrated health-care system.
“Advancing interprofessional training opportunities
is a key element to expand the quality and
reach of our future D.C.s,” he says. “I’m fortunate
to collaborate with outstanding colleagues in VA
and chiropractic academic institutions. Together,
we’re committed to improving the health of patients
whom our trainees will ultimately serve.”
An example of these training opportunities is
Palmer’s Military Healthcare Internship program,
which places Palmer students in VHA or militaryhospital
Dr. Lisi also serves as Section Chief of the Chiropractic
Service at VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
He’s a member of VA’ s Interdisciplinary Pain
Management Workgroup and manager of its Chiropractic
Field Advisory Committee.
“Over the past 10 years, the VA chiropractic program
has grown substantially,” he says. “I’m
proud of our expansion in academic initiatives,
research, administrative efforts, and most importantly,
our clinical care for veterans.”