Print Friendly and PDF

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun

Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun is the chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). She also practices emergency medicine part-time at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Prior to her roles at MDHHS, Khaldun was the director and health officer for the Detroit Health Department, and before that, the Baltimore City Health Department’s chief medical officer. She has held several local and national leadership positions, including director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at George Washington University, founder and director of the Fellowship in Health Policy in the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine, and as a Fellow in President Obama administration’s Office of Health Reform.

She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in public health in health policy from George Washington University. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she served as chief resident.