Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH

March 2022

Dr. Cheryl Bettigole is the Health Commissioner for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is a board certified family physician and has previously served as the Director of the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention for PDPH, and as Chief Medical Officer of Complete Care Health Network, a federally qualified community/migrant health center in southern New Jersey, and as a Family Physician and Clinical Director with Philadelphia’s City Health Centers, where she saw patients for more than 12 years.  She is also a Past-President of the National Physicians Alliance (now part of Doctors for America), where she helped develop physician teams focused on gun violence prevention and drug safety and pricing, while continuing the organization’s work on access to high quality affordable health care. Her current work focuses on achieving health justice through policy, systems, and environmental approaches to the major drivers of poor health in Philadelphia.