Dr. Claudia Fegan is chief medical officer of Cook County Health, where she provides executive oversight for the health system’s medical practices and health policy initiatives. Dr. Fegan also serves as national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program, where she has appeared on national television and radio programs on behalf of the organization, and has testified before congressional committees on a wide range of health care issues. She has lectured extensively to both medical and community audiences on health care reform in the U.S. and Canada, and is a co-author of the book “Universal Healthcare: What the United States can Learn From the Canadian Experience” and a contributor to “10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care.”
Dr. Fegan is a past president and board member of the Chicago-based Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. In 2017, she received the Paul Cornely Award from the American Public Health Association, and in 2023 Becker’s Health Care named her one of 149 Black Health Leaders to Know.
Dr. Fegan received her undergraduate degree from Fisk University and her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She is a diplomate of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.