Grand Rounds: Studying the Implementation of Chiropractic Services in the VA

Event Date: October 2nd, 2018

Anthony J. Lisi, DC

Grand Rounds: Studying the Implementation of  Chiropractic Services in the VA


This talk provided an overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chiropractic program. Data from published work assessing barriers, facilitators and impacts of program implementation, along with data on chiropractic services characteristics and usage trends were presented. The talk also discussed ongoing work assessing correlations between chiropractic use and opioid use, and outcomes to various doses of chiropractic care.


  1. Describe the characteristics and trends in use of chiropractic services in the VA healthcare system
  2. Explain the barriers and facilitators to program implementation
  3. Recognize opportunities to improve access to evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatment options

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Anthony Lisi, DC is the Chiropractic Program Director for the US Veterans Health Administration, overseeing all national programmatic issues related to the integration of chiropractic clinical services, education and research. He is also an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine. He has authored over 45 peer-reviewed publications on topics including low back pain management, spinal manipulation, interprofessional education, and chiropractic services.

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Left to Right: Matthew Kowalski, DC; Anthony J. Lisi, DC and Peter Wayne, PhD

Anthony Lisi, DC presents at October IM Grand Rounds

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am (followed by Coffee Hour)
Venue: Bornstein Family Amphitheater, BWH
Address: 45 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

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