Walter L. Faggett, II, M.D.

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Walter L. Faggett, MD is Speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD) for the NMA and serves on the Health Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees (BOT). Dr. Faggett enjoys a distinguished career as a pediatrician, health systems administrator, and policy analyst. He is a retired Armed Forces Colonel and Paratrooper; and the recipient of the Skinner Medal from the Academy of Health Sciences. He holds licensure to practice medicine in five states, including the District of Columbia. Dr. Faggett has a long-standing relationship with the NMA. Prior to his recent appointment as Speaker, he served as Chair for Region V and the NMA’s Pediatric Section. It is also important to note, this is the second time Dr. Faggett has been voted by his colleagues to serve as Speaker. He first held the position 1988-1989. Prior to that he also sat on the BOT in 2008.

Dr. Faggett is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed internships and a pediatric residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Adolescent Medicine Fellowship DC Children’s Hospital (CNMC), and was a Psychiatric Liaison Fellow at DC General Hospital in Washington D.C. Dr. Faggett is Past President of the D.C. Medico-Chirurgical Society (an affiliate of the National Medical Association). He also holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the Howard University College of medicine. Dr. Faggett is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine, and Certified in Buprenorphine Addiction Medicine. Dr. Faggett is President of the Board of Directors of the ARC of Washington, DC 2011-2012, Medical Director Chief Health Services Administration, Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services - Washington, DC and holds memberships in Peoples Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, Washington, DC, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Dr. Faggett retired from the District of Columbia Department of Health (DCDOH) in July of 2008, where he served as Chief Medical Officer and second-in-command of the entire health department and its citywide divisional networks; and concurrently served as Medical Director of DC Medical Assistance Administration. Dr. Faggett is married to Patricia Thompson Faggett and they have four children and nine grandchildren.