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Christopher Tashjian, MD, FAAFP

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Board Member, First appointed: 1997


Quality matters.


Dr. Christopher Tashjian has a passion for practicing quality care at an affordable price. He is currently a Health IT fellow using the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and practice innovations to increase participation in the Million Hearts Initiative goal of preventing one million heart attacks or strokes by 2017. By empowering everyone in the clinic to contribute to quality care, the Vibrant Health Clinic in Ellsworth was the only clinic in the nation awarded Hypertension Control Champions two years in a row by the CDC and Million Hearts Program. This has been attributed in part to the implementation of a state of the art EMR system, allowing direct access to patient data and changing the management of chronic disease from reactive to proactive. Chris is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Practice. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Constellation Mutual and MMIC (medical liability) and serves on several medical advisory boards. Special medical interests include EMR, public health, emergency medicine, quality care and measurement and physician leadership.


  • Physician Leadership College, St. Thomas University, Minneapolis
  • Family Practice Residency, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


Chris is married to Barbara E. Tashjian, DDS, and they have four adult children.

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