RADM Michael Toedt, MD
RADM Michael Toedt, MD, serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Service. The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care provider for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
As the Chief Medical Officer, Toedt is IHS’s lead expert on medical and public health topics, giving technical advice and guidance to the IHS Office of the Director and IHS staff throughout the country on American Indian and Alaska Native health care policies and issues. He provides national leadership for the clinical and community-based health programs of the agency, and serves as the primary liaison and advocate for IHS health professionals.
Toedt previously served as the Chief Medical Officer for the IHS Nashville Area, where he provided leadership and guidance for the Nashville Area medical services delivery, partnering with 29 Tribes or Tribal organizations in 14 states.
From 2014 to 2015, Toedt served as the Acting Chief Medical Information Officer for the IHS, leading clinical informatics for the development, deployment, and improvement of the IHS Resource and Patient Management System Electronic Health Record.
Toedt is responsible for overall patient care policy and program development; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation. He provides consultation and technical assistance for evaluating, designing, and implementing health care delivery systems and coordinates with staff regarding health services, clinical guidelines, and planning activities. Toedt serves as an advocate for quality health care services for Indian people.
Toedt earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in applied physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a residency in family medicine and a fellowship in obstetrics at the Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland.