He served over 23 years on Active Duty in the US Navy and was the Associate CIO for the Military Health System. There he led the requirements team of over 100 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and managed the portfolio of over $900,000,000 annual spend on Health IT tools covering over 520 hospitals and clinics worldwide for 10 million patients. At HHS, Dr Wah served as the first Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT.
He set up the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) and was Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Wah was vice chairman of the Navy’s largest Ob/Gyn department with over 200,000 patient visits and 4000 annual deliveries and has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, University of California, San Diego and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr Wah is Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association (AMA). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the McKnight Brain Research Foundation.