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Gordon & Rosenblatt

Scott Deitchman

PhD, MD, MPH, RADM (Ret)

Dr. Deitchman joined Gordon & Rosenblatt in May 2017. Previously, he was Associate Director for Environmental Health Emergencies, National Center for Environmental Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); an Assistant Surgeon General of the United States; and Chief Medical Officer of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dr. Deitchman joined CDC and was commissioned as an officer in the US Public Health Service in 1987. Dr. Deitchman coordinated CDC preparedness for chemical, radiological and natural disasters, and led CDC’s responses to the public health consequences of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Dolly, and Ike, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. In 2006-2007, he served at the White House as the Vice President’s Medical Advisor for Homeland Security Affairs. Dr. Deitchman is a graduate of the Ohio State University (BS, Zoology), Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (MD), and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (Master’s degree in Public Health). He completed residency training in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins and in Occupational Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified in both specialties. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in the US Public Health Service in 2009.