Nancy J. Mendelsohn, MD, FACMG
Previously the Chief Medical Officer for Complex Health Solutions at UnitedHealthcare and a clinical leader serving in both the Optum and UnitedHealth Group organizations, Dr. Mendelsohn is a clinical geneticist, physician-scientist, healthcare executive and researcher with leadership experience. Her role as Chief of Specialty Pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, one of the largest children’s hospital centers in the United States, included the strategy and development of the multi-specialty physician practice.
She has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and presentations. Dr. Mendelsohn received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Indiana University and an MD from the University of Missouri. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in medical genetics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis.
Early on as a general pediatrician and an Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she established the first genetics service at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Mendelsohn then would go on to build the genetics program at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Children’s Hospital Minnesota from as little as two clinicians to the largest genetics program in the Upper Midwest. She has served broadly on national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the ACMG, the ABMGG, and Children’s Minnesota.