Lieutenant Colonel Christopher G. Ivany, MD

Dr. Christopher Ivany is Chief of the Behavioral Health Division at the Office of the Army Surgeon General and Army Director of Psychological Health. Dr. Ivany was born in Madison, WI. He attended Providence College where he majored in Biology and earned his Army commission through ROTC in 1997. Dr. Ivany attended medical school at the University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX and graduated in 2001. He completed his internship and residency in Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident from 2004–2005. In 2007, he completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Ivany was assigned to Ft. Hood, TX where he served as the 4th Infantry Division Psychiatrist. He deployed with 4ID to Baghdad for OIF 07-09. In 2009, Dr. Ivany and his family moved to Ft. Carson, CO. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Ivany served as the Chief of the Department of Behavioral Health at Evans Army Community Hospital. Dr. Ivany has several publications in national peer-reviewed journals. He also has several professional recognitions and military awards, including the Bronze Star.