Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Emergency Medicine Physician, Henry Ford Hospital Former Chief Medical Executive, State of Michigan Adjunct Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health


Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is a nationally recognized healthcare executive, practicing emergency medicine physician, health   policy and public health expert who has led teams in hospital, government, and corporate settings tackling some of the country’s greatest public health challenges. She previously served as the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health for the State of Michigan, where she oversaw Medicaid, Behavioral Health, Aging and Public Health Services and led the state’s COVID response that was credited with being one of the first in the country to identify and address disparities. She also previously served as Detroit’s Health Director and Baltimore’s Chief Medical Officer, where she led efforts to address infant mortality, violence prevention, and the opioid epidemic. in 2021 she was appointed by President Biden to the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

Dr. Khaldun has received multiple awards including 40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum; 2020 Crain’s Detroit Newsmaker of the Year; Detroit News 2021 Michiganian of the Year; and 2022 USA Today Woman of the Year.  She obtained her B.S. from the University of Michigan, M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, M.P.H. in Health Policy from George Washington University, and completed emergency medicine residency at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center. She is a board-certified practicing emergency medicine physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and a proud wife and mother of 3 children.