After 32 at the Chattanooga-Hamilton Health Department, most recently as the Tennessee Department of Health’s Regional Health Officer/Medical Director for Hamilton County, Valerie Boaz, MD, is retiring. With Dr. Boaz’s retirement, the Health Department is looking for an Administrator of Public Health. Details about the position, requirements and application information are available here.
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A native of Chattanooga, she attended Notre Dame High School. She majored in chemistry at Vanderbilt University and received a B.A. degree in 1978. She attended St. Louis University Medical School and received her M.D. degree in 1983. She then completed a three-year Internal Medicine residency at St. Louis University Hospitals. Dr. Boaz returned to Chattanooga in July 1987 to become the Health Officer at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department.
Dr. Boaz is a member of several medical and professional organizations. When serving on boards and committees, she makes it a priority to be a champion for public health, officials said. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Tennessee Medical Association, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Tennessee Public Health Association and American Public Health Association.