Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Dr. Veronica Gunn has more than twenty-five years of experience in clinical practice, research, policy and health care administration, and utilizes these experiences to develop evidence-based strategies to equitably improve health outcomes in sustainable ways. Her experiences as a pediatrician, a health outcomes researcher and in health policy roles at the state and national levels give Dr. Gunn a unique perspective on systems-based approaches to measurably improve health.
With Sara, she co-founded one of the first pediatric health innovation programs in the nation, supporting the development and implementation of novel models of care delivery and providing consultation to other health systems on pediatric health management.
Prior to leading health system transformation for a prominent pediatric health system, Dr. Gunn served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, where she developed and implemented legislative and administrative policies to improve the health of Tennesseans. Dr. Gunn is frequently invited to speak at industry, clinical and policy conferences internationally.
She earned her undergraduate degree at Rhodes College and her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed pediatric residency and chief residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Gunn obtained a Master in Public Health with concentrations in health policy and analysis and injury and violence prevention from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gunn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a board-certified pediatrician.