Donald M. Gragg, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Gragg serves as the Chair of the Health & Wellness Committee and is a member of the Marketing and Community Outreach Committee. Don Gragg graduated from Willamette University and then received his M.D. degree from McGill University. Following his internship at U. S. Naval Hospital, in Oakland, Dr. Gragg completed submarine medicine and nuclear power training prior to his assignment as Medical Officer on one of the first Polaris missile submarines. During his residency in Internal Medicine, he and his wife, Charlotte, completed their family of a daughter and two sons. Don served as Chief of Medicine at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy for three years. In 1973, Dr. Gragg completed a Ph.D. program in Higher Education (Medical Education) at Michigan State University. He spent the remainder of his 23-year naval career in Medical Education Design with the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense based in Bethesda, Maryland. Following retirement from the Navy, Don was in charge of alcohol and drug treatment programs for Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. After his retirement and move to San Diego, Dr. Gragg became active in several community groups, particularly the World Affairs of the Council of San Diego. Don was inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame in 2007 recognizing his years of leadership in local volunteer organizations.