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Colonel Christopher M. Grussendorf

Commander of the 10th Medical Group

10th Medical Group

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(719) 333-5101

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Bio

Colonel Christopher Grussendorf is the Commander, 10th Medical Group, and Command Surgeon, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. Col Grussendorf ensures healthcare for 4,739 cadets in addition to 19,373 active duty, retirees, and their families. He also oversees Colorado Springs Multi-Service Market for over 171,000 eligible beneficiaries and ensures deployment preparedness of 700 medics. Prior to this he served as the 72d Medical Group Commander, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and as the 78th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commander, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Colonel Grussendorf is a native of Virginia Beach, Va. He attended Mary Washington College in Virginia where he earned his Bachelor of Science of Biology degree. He attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He was commissioned in the Air Force during his Family Medicine residency program. His first active duty assignment following medical training was at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. where he served as a family physician and flight surgeon. He attended the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where he served as Chief Resident in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and earned his Master of Public Health degree. He completed a second residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is dual board certified. He served as Occupational Medicine Consultant at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Colonel Grussendorf later served as the Chief of the Medical Staff and Deputy Medical Group Commander for the 23d Medical Group, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. He has deployments as a physician during OEF and OIF. He is committed to preparing the Joint Warfighter for world-wide contingency operations, and delivering high quality, Trusted Care to our valued beneficiaries.

Education

Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2019)

American Association of Physician Leadership, Certified Physician Executive Capstone Course (2018)

Military Health System Capstone Course (2018)

Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety (2017)

Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course (JSMLC) (2016)

Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives (2015)

Joint Operations Medical Management Course (JOMMC) (2013)

Air War College (SDE) by correspondence (2012)

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md. (2009)

Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md. (2008)

Air Command and Staff College (IDE) by correspondence (2007)

Distinguished Graduate, Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, San Antonio, Texas (2005)

Squadron Officer School (BDE) by correspondence (2004)

Family Medicine Residency, Chesterfield Family Medicine Residency Program, Richmond, Va. (2002)

Doctor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Va. (1999)

Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Va. (1995)

Professional Experience

Command Surgeon, USAF Academy, Commander, 10th Medical Group, Colorado Springs Multi-Service Senior Market Manager, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (June 2019-Present)

Student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (July 2018-May 2019)

Commander, 72d Medical Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Aug. 2016-June 2018)

Commander, 78th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Robins Air Force Base, GA (July 2014-Aug. 2016)

Chief of Medical Staff and Deputy Medical Group Commander, 23d MDG, Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga. (June 2012-July 2014)

Occupational Medicine Consultant, 95th MDG, Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, Calif. (July 2009-May 2012)

Residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine through Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md. (July 2007-June 2009)

Flight Surgeon and Deputy Chief of the Medical Staff, 314th MDG, Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Ark. (July 2005-June 2007)

Family Medicine physician and clinic element chief, 314th MDG, Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Ark. (August 2002-July 2005)

Resident in Family Medicine, USAFR Financial Aid Program (FAP), Virginia (July 1999-May 2002)

Honors & Awards

Legion of Merit Medal

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Aerial Achievement Award

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters

2013 ACC Chief of the Medical Staff Commitment to Excellence Award

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Residency Advisory Committee

AMSUS Society of Federal Health Professionals

American Association of Physician Leadership, Certified Physician Executive