Aug 25, 2020
ICSI Announces the Appointment of New Board Member Nathan Chomilo, MD
Minnesota DHS Medicaid Medical Director Named to ICSI Board of Directors
Bloomington, Minn. – August 26 , 2020 – Representatives from ICSI announced that Nathan Chomilo, MD, has been named to its Board of Directors. Dr. Chomilo, a pediatrician and internist who sees patients at HealthPartners Park Nicollet Clinic – Brookdale, is also a well-known equity advocate working to reduce racial disparities in education and healthcare. Dr. Chomilo was hired by Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) as its Medicaid Medical Director in December of 2019.
“Nathan Chomilo has worked tirelessly to improve the health of underserved communities across Minnesota along with providing exceptional care for his own patients” said Dr. Claire Neely, President and CEO of ICSI. “As my fellow pediatrician, he understands the importance of access to good healthcare from day one. An experienced advocate, he is a powerful leader of positive change in addressing structural racism across our healthcare systems and our state government.”
“ICSI has a longstanding reputation as an important, innovative and forward thinking institution within Minnesota’s healthcare community, and I am excited to accept this appointment as a member of its Board of Directors,” said Dr. Chomilo. “The work before us is critical, from helping stem the opioid epidemic, to addressing maternal and infant mortality, to recognizing then dismantling the role structural racism has on the health of our communities. As healthcare reimagines its role and future in the wake of COVID-19 I look forward to working with my colleagues at ICSI to find solutions and help continue to build equity into the walls of ICSI’s work. ”
Dr. Chomilo is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the National Medical Association. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in May of 2009 and completed a Combined Internal Medicine – Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota in June of 2013. He has been named a Top Doctor Rising Star for three years in a row by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine. Dr. Chomilo is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is a founding Board Member of Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity, a nonprofit that works to eliminate health and healthcare inequities. He was awarded the History Maker at Home Award by the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights in 2019
For a complete list of ICSI’s Board of Directors, visit ICSI.org here.