Patrick D. Thrasher M.D.

Founding Trustee

Trustee Since 1989

Dr. Thrasher is an alumni parent and founding trustee who served as chair for six years and vice chair for five years. Currently Dr. Thrasher is chair of the building and grounds committee and the committee on trustees and serves on the executive and advancement committees. He also served as a campaign steering committee and cabinet member of the Transformation Capital Campaign. As a practicing adult psychiatrist in the Hampton Roads area for the last 36 years, Dr. Thrasher has served on the medical staffs of over ten area hospitals and residential treatment facilities; serving as President of the Medical Staffs of Norfolk and Virginia Beach Psychiatric Centers and Tidewater Psychiatric Institute, and as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was, for many years, the Medical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Unit. He has also served as Medical Director of the Chesapeake and Portsmouth Community Services Boards. In addition to serving on and chairing many hospital quality improvement committees, he has participated on local and statewide committees for Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Sentara Health System. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, sporting clays and woodworking.