MILWAUKEE (1/10/2011) - Veronica Gunn, MD, MPH, FAAP, has been named medical director, Community Services for Children's Hospital and Health System.She will provide medical input to the child welfare, community services and public policy team helping the health system evaluate the needs of children in the community and identify resources to enhance the well-being of those children.
Dr. Gunn brings significant expertise in care coordination and public health for children. She most recently served as chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health. Prior to that, she served as medical director for the Tennessee Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination. In 2009, Dr. Gunn was named the Nashville Business Journal Woman of Influence in Public Policy and received the 2006 Project Blossom Award for Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality.
Dr. Gunn holds a Bachelor of Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., a Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. While completing her Master of Public Health, she also earned a separate certificate program in injury and violence prevention.
Dr. Gunn lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband, Peter, and 5-year old son, Ian.