Paul Tibbits was inducted into Federal Senior Executive Service in February 2004 in Department of Defense (DoD), where he served as Director of the Business Management and Modernization Program until September 2005, and then as Deputy Director of Military Health System (MHS) Office of Transformation. In December 2006, Dr. Tibbits came to VA to serve as Deputy Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Development. He is currently Executive Director, Office of Technical Integration. Previously, he served as Executive Director, Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration; Program Executive Officer, Financial Management Business Transformation; and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Strategy, and Design.
Dr. Tibbits served as Program Executive Officer for DoD medical IT, supporting MHS. He led implementation of two worldwide electronic medical record systems in DOD. Dr. Tibbits led operational test and evaluation for one EHR.
Dr. Tibbits served on active duty in US Navy Medical Corps, retiring with rank of Captain (1975-2001). He was the Commanding Officer, Navy Medical Information Management Center and CIO Navy Medicine, 1995 – 1998. Dr. Tibbits is Board-certified in Internal Medicine & Cardiology; qualified in Undersea Medicine, and is a Defense Acquisition Professional. He is former Associate Editor, American Journal of Cardiology.
Dr. Tibbits has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Cacapon River for over 15 years; is married to Mercedes Tibbits, PhD, is a native of New Orleans, La. Mercedes and Paul have 2 children and four grandchildren.