System Vice President of Value Based Clinical Strategy

Dr. Melissa Gerdes joined CommonSpirit (Dignity) in May 2020 in the role of System Vice President of Value Based Clinical Strategy. This position is in the
Population Health Division of the Physician Enterprise office in San Francisco, working across the 21 states where CommonSpirit operates to set strategy and direction and assist in goal achievement via the physician enterprises. Previously, she was at John Muir Health in the role of medical director of clinical effectiveness with responsibilities for patient quality, safety, and value-based care in clinical integration, accountable care, and physician network areas. Gerdes earned a B.S. in communications at Northwestern University, her M.D. at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and completed her residency at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she was chief resident.