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Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, FACOG

Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, FACOG

CEO, Co-Founder of Nest Health

Member of CHIBE's External Advisory Board

Dr. Gee is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and CEO/Founder of Nest Health, a primary care home visiting and virtual care company focused on whole family whole person primary care for families with young children.   Prior to founding Nest Health, Dr. Gee served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health where she oversaw the implementation of Medicaid expansion, which has extended health insurance coverage to over 600,000 Louisianans. Her efforts while Secretary focused on maternal morbidity and mortality, leading to a significant reduction in complications due to heavy bleeding—the leading preventable cause of maternal death in Louisiana. Gee has an extensive background in quality improvement and health services research and has served in numerous state and national policy roles, including Medical Director for Louisiana Medicaid, Medical Director for Title V, and director of Louisiana’s Birth Outcomes Initiative where she led the charge to decrease infant mortality and prematurity.   Gee was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017, was recognized by the New York Times as one of Five Who Spread Hope in 2019, and by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Women Leaders to Watch in Healthcare. Dr. Gee lives in New Orleans and is married to David Patron, who leads the commercial litigation section at the law firm Phelps Dunbar.  She is the parent of five energetic children including two sets of twins.