Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe is a retired family physician, national board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, and founding chair of PNHP’s Charlotte chapter, Health Care Justice-NC.
Raised near Washington, DC, Dr. Saxe attended Oberlin College, received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed residency at Duke. From 1980 to 2015, she worked as a family physician for the underserved in Charlotte. Her practice reinforced her interests in access to care, as well as in prevention and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Saxe has written op-eds for the Charlotte Observer for over 30 years. She speaks on single payer health care and other health advocacy topics, and volunteers at Shelter Health Services. She has received numerous community and professional awards, including PNHP’s Dr. Quentin Young Health Activist Award in 2016.