William Buchta, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Chief Medical Officer

William Buchta, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. drives the clinical vision for LHI and provides direction to assure effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with the LHI mission.

Dr. Buchta most recently served as Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., for the past 15 years. Previously he was the Medical Director of the Employee Occupational Health Service of Mayo Clinic and was also clinically engaged in occupational, aerospace and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Buchta has held leadership positions in regional, national and international occupational medicine societies and will become President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Buchta holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Master of Science Degree in Industrial Psychology from Purdue University. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master of Public Health Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Buchta attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force, and after 21 years of service, he finished his career as Chief of Acute Care Services/Primary Care Clinic at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. He is a certified Medical Review Officer, Medical Examiner for commercial drivers, and a Senior Air Medical Examiner for commercial and recreational pilots.