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Renee McLaughlin, MD, FACS

National Medical Director, Value-Based Relationships, & National Medical Director, Transgender Health, Cigna Healthcare

Dr. Renee McLaughlin is a National Medical Director, Value-Based Relationships with Cigna and leads a team focused on the design, implementation, and management of collaborative partnerships with health care providers to improve health outcomes. She has extensive experience in this field and speaks regularly in both regional and national forums on value-based health care delivery.

She is a member of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Guiding Committee for the CMS, chairs the AHIP Value-Based Care work group, and is a member of the AHIP Executive Forum. She also serves as a director for the Paces Center, a nonprofit organization developing a public platform to achieve greater transparency and insights in healthcare spending.

Prior to joining Cigna in 2005, Dr. McLaughlin was a practicing general and vascular surgeon in a single-specialty practice. She earned a BS at Adrian College, MS at Wayne State University, and completed her graduate and post-graduate medical and surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh. She served as a Major in the United States Army during the first Gulf war and was awarded the National Defense Medal.

Dr. McLaughlin is also Cigna’s National Medical Director for Transgender Health. She has a strong interest in LGBT health and workforce issues, and specifically those affecting gender-diverse people. She has served on the boards for Reaching Out and the Human Rights Campaign, has served on HRC’s Business Advisory Council and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Diversity, is a member of the World Professional Association on Transgender Health (WPATH), and is a founding board member of OUTLOOK, the Chattanooga, TN LGBT chamber of Commerce. She was most recently appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve on the inaugural Michigan LGBTQ Commission.

Dr. McLaughlin currently lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she spends her free time managing a farm, raising purebred Katahdin sheep.