Kameron Matthews, M.D., J.D., FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services — Veterans Health Administration
As Assistant Under Secretary for Health (AUSH) for Clinical Services, Dr. Kameron Matthews is the Chief Medical Officer of the Veterans Health Administration. She formerly served as the AUSH for Community Care where she was responsible for the community-based provider network that expanded Veteran access to care. Dr. Matthews is a board-certified family physician, advocate, and policymaker with a career focused on underserved patient populations. She joined the VA in 2016 after multiple leadership roles in Chicago, Illinois in correctional medicine, federally qualified health centers, and managed care.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a member of the Advisory Board of National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She serves as the 2018-2020 National Academy of Medicine James C. Puffer/American Board of Family Medicine fellow and was elected to the Academy as a member in 2020. She is honored to have been awarded the 2017 National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. As a passion outside of work, she co-directs the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, an initiative seeking to bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority high school and college students across the country.
ps with students in order to encourage the advancement of future minority physicians, professionals, and leaders. With this in mind, along with another young practicing physician, she co-founded the Tour for Diversity in Medicine which seeks to motivate and inspire high school and college students around the nation – visit www.tour4diversity.org for more information.
Specialties: family medicine, correctional medicine, healthcare disparities, organizational leadership, organizational medicine, primary care, access to care, mentoring, workforce diversity, community health, community health center, FQHC, veterans health administration, veterans.