Service List: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Steering Committee
Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH works at the intersection of health care, improvement, and advocacy. Her efforts focus on mobilizing health and health care leaders in service of improved health outcomes and a more just and equitable society. She is a learner, collaborator, improver and mostly metaphorical rule breaker.
Saranya serves as the Chief Health Equity Officer at Teladoc Health, one of the largest virtual care providers in the world. She is Faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and is Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs. She is also the Co-Founder of the Civic Health Alliance, a non-partisan coalition of health and civic leaders advancing America's health through civic engagement in care settings and communities. Saranya serves on the boards of OCHIN as well as Willing Hands, a local non-profit addressing hunger and food waste.
Previously, Saranya served as a System Vice President and the inaugural Health Equity Officer at CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and spent a decade leading health care transformation efforts at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She also worked at the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization Physicians for Human Rights. Saranya received her MD from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, where she was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow.