, M.D., Ph.D., is the former President and CEO of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Dr. Magnan was previously the president of ICSI when she was appointed by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to serve as Commissioner of Health for the Minnesota Department of Health. She served in that position from 2007 to 2010 and had significant responsibility for implementation of Minnesota’s 2008 health reform legislation, including the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), standardized quality reporting, development of provider peer grouping, certification process for health care homes, and baskets of care. She returned as ICSI’s President and CEO in 2011.
Dr. Magnan also currently serves as a staff physician at the Tuberculosis Clinic at St. Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health and as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. Her previous experience includes serving as vice president and medical director of Consumer Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where she was responsible for case management, disease management, and consumer engagement. Dr. Magnan holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota, and is a board-certified internist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina. She currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, the board of MN Community Measurement, and the board of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, a federally qualified health center and part of Hennepin Health. She was named one of the 100 Influential Health Care Leaders by Minnesota Physician magazine in 2004, 2008 and 2012.