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July 17, 2013 - USA Welcomes Practice Director of Medicine, Neurology

Vince Gill was recently appointed practice director of internal medicine and neurology at the University of South Alabama Physicians Group. He replaces Mel Leggett, who will retire after more than 11 years of service.

Gill has served on active duty in the United States Air Force since 1995 and is retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He has more than 20 years of health care management experience in 23 countries.

Prior to joining USA, Gill was senior group practice manager at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. During his military career he served two tours as U.S. Forces Afghanistan Deputy Surgeon and senior medical mentor to the Afghan National Security Forces in Paktia Province, for which he was awarded two Bronze Star Medals. In addition, he served as director of TRICARE Alaska Operations in Anchorage, Alaska, and chief of theater medical operations at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

From 1991 to 1995 Gill worked with the Alabama Department of Public Health, serving as administrator of the division of epidemiology, administrator of the maternity waiver program, and disease investigation specialist.

Gill earned his bachelor’s degree in management and his MBA in finance and health policy from Auburn University at Montgomery in Montgomery, Ala.

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