In 2013 Dr. Peter L. Almenoff was appointed as Special Advisor in the Office of the Secretary (Healthcare Value), and Senior Fellow in the VA Center for Innovation. Dr. Almenoff was also appointed Director, Operational Analytics and Reporting in 2012. He oversees the Office of Operational Analytics and Reporting (OAR), including the Office of Productivity, Efficiency, and Staffing (OPES); Business Reporting; Operations and Management Support; and Field Analytics.
Dr. Almenoff served as the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Quality and Safety from 2008-2012. He was the Network Director for the VA Heartland Network from 2002-2008, serving veterans in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Western Indiana, and areas of Kentucky and Arkansas. In March 2001, he was appointed Chief Medical Officer. He joined the Network Office as the Chief, Specialty Care in 1999 while serving as Chief, Specialty Care at the Kansas City VA Medical Center.
He is Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Internal Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine and effective September 1, 2013 became the inaugural Vijay Babu Rayudu Endowed Chair of Patient Safety. He has published extensively in the areas of granulomatous diseases, pulmonary physiology, outcomes research, and quality and safety. Dr. Almenoff is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, member of the American Thoracic Society, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Almenoff has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 28 years.