Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Claudia Fegan was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Health in 2013. In this role, she provides executive oversight for the health system’s medical practices and helps inform health policy initiatives. Dr. Fegan joined Cook County Health with 15 years of practice as an internal medicine physician. She began her career at Cook County Health as the Medical Director of an Ambulatory Care Center and progressed through the health system, serving as the Medical Director of Fantus Health Center and the Chief Medical Officer of Southside and Southern Suburban ACHN Facilities.
Dr. Fegan was awarded the “Soul of Medicine” award by Physicians for Social Responsibility for her work inspiring medical students to commit to careers in social justice and is the 2017 recipient of the Paul Cornely Award for her work as a health care activist. She has testified before Congress and is known as an expert in health care reform in the U.S. and Canada. She is also certified in health care quality and management and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Dr. Fegan is also the president of the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the National Coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Fegan attended Fisk University in Nashville as an undergraduate and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.