Sharon M. Silas

Director, Health Care

Areas of Expertise:

  • DOD health care
  • VA health care
  • Health care delivery

Sharon Silas is a Director in GAO’s Health Care team. She oversees a portfolio of audits on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs health care issues, as well as health care delivery.

Sharon joined GAO in 2000, and has worked on a broad range of topics for GAO’s Physical Infrastructure team, including transportation policy, such as railroad and highway safety, and freight and maritime commerce.

Sharon earned a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Washington.


Chronic Health Conditions: Federal Strategy Needed to Coordinate Diet-Related Efforts
Citations for Infection Control Deficiencies Were Common at VA Community Living Centers Prior to COVID-19
Immediate Action Needed to Protect Veterans from Unqualified Health Care Providers
Veterans' Care--Challenges in Accessing Community Care and Counseling Services