Peraton recruits former Joint Staff Surgeon as Chief Medical Officer

“Peraton is proud to announce the appointment of retired Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Colin Chinn, the former Surgeon to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the Chief Medical Officer of Peraton’s Global Health business.” 

“In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chinn will leverage his experience in operational medicine, public health, global health security, TRICARE, and the DHA to identify emerging and future trends in healthcare, maximizing Peraton’s growth potential in the Federal Health IT marketplace.” 

“Additionally, Dr. Colin Chinn will focus on customers within HHS, DHA, and VA to promote a better healthcare experience, help identify ways to reduce healthcare costs, and improve quality throughout the healthcare life cycle. His extensive experience combined with Peraton’s innovative solutions centered on digital transformation and modernization capabilities will help health focused agencies achieve mission success.” 

“More on Colin Chinn, MD, MHS, FACP: 

Dr. Chinn provides medical advisory support in the design and implementation of complex technical solutions for commercial, military health and federal health organizations. 

Dr. Chinn served over 38 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2019. During his time on active duty, he served in multiple clinical, academic, research, operational and executive medicine leadership roles. 

As the 14th Joint Staff Surgeon he coordinated all issues related to health services to include operational medicine, global health engagement, force health protection and medical readiness for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

Other highlights included command of a Naval Hospital, 3 tours with the U.S. Marine Corps, Director of TRICARE Region West, 10th U.S. Navy Medical Corps Chief, U.S. Pacific Command Surgeon, DHA Director of Research & Development and DHA Acting Deputy Director.” 

“Peraton has decades of experience supporting a wide variety of Health IT missions and programs at government agencies including the CDC, SSA, CMS, VA and DHA.” 

Source: Peraton, June 14, 2021. 

G2X TAKE: Looking to leverage Dr. Colin Chinn’s experience in operational medicine, public health, global health security, TRICARE, and with the DHA, this provider of mission-enabling solutions and technologies within the health market has added a Chief Medical Officer to identify emerging and future trends in Healthcare, maximizing its growth potential in the Federal Health IT marketplace. More on Dr. Chinn here.   

Prior roles include: 

  • Medical Advisor – Humanetics Corporation 
  • Consulting Medical Officer – Northrop Grumman  
  • Joint Staff Surgeon – Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
  • Director, J9 Research and Development – Defense Health Agency

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