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Talk: 'Physician Activism in Today’s America'

Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Claudia Fegan, M.D., will participate in a discussion, “Physician Activism in Today’s America,” as part of the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics’ Signature Event Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA).

There is no easy fix.  Jason Keune, M.D., Executive Director of the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics, will moderate a wide-ranging discussion centering on rights, funding, insurance and activism with Fegan, a nationally-known expert on health care reform.

The discussion is open to the public, and CME credit is available. A networking reception will follow.

About the talk

Millions of Americans lack quality health insurance, a problem which can lead to untreated medical problems, bankruptcy, and even premature death. 

About the speaker

Fegan attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, as an undergraduate and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined Cook County Health with 15 years of practice as an internal medicine physician 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 as the chief medical officer of Southside and Southern Suburban ACHN Facilities. 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.

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. Fegan is certified in health care quality and management, a diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, president of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group and serves as national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program.