Director and Health Officer

Executive Director and Health Officer Dr. Joneigh Khaldun
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Director and Health Officer for the City of Detroit Health Department. A board-certified practicing emergency physician, she was the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Commissioner for Clinical Services in the Baltimore City Health Department prior to returning to Detroit in July 2016 as the Medical Director of the Health Department. She has held several local and national leadership roles, including Fellow in the Office of Health Reform at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at George Washington University, and an appointed member of the Commission on Health in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Dr. Khaldun obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her emergency medicine residency at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she was also elected chief resident. Her MPH and fellowship in health policy were completed at George Washington University.

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