Kameron Leigh Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFPCo-Director

Kameron Matthews MD, JD, FAAFP is a board-certified family physician and currently serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the Veterans Health Administration in Washington, DC. She is responsible for the community-based provider network that increases access to quality care for Veterans nationwide. Dr. Matthews graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy studies in 2000. She then earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her law degree at the University of Chicago. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Matthews has since focused her career on underserved patient populations, having worked previously as a staff physician at Cook County Jail and with Erie Family Health Center, a large community health center also in Chicago. She most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Mile Square Health Center within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, overseeing twelve federally qualified community health centers. She also served as a Medical Director with the System’s Department of Managed Care.

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