Kameron Leigh Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFPCo-Director

Kameron Matthews MD, JD, FAAFP is a board-certified family physician and currently serves as the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services/Chief Medical Officer for the Veterans Health Administration. She transitioned to this role in 2020 after serving as the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Community Care where she was responsible for primary and secondary payor programs for Veterans accessing care outside of the VA. 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. Prior to joining the VA, she 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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