About Sarah Chouinard, MD
Sarah Chouinard, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Community Care of WV. She has a degree in neurobiology from the University of Vermont and has conducted scientific research at the University of California. She is a graduate of Marshall University’s School of Medicine and served as chief resident in the family medicine residency program.
Since 2003, in addition to serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Community Care of WV (an FQHC in north central West Virginia), she has served as the Chief Clinical Advisor for the Community Health Network of West Virginia. In recognition of her efforts, Dr. Chouinard now serves as an advisor to the West Virginia Health Improvement Institute (WVHII) on health system transformation and pay-for-performance initiatives.
Dr. Chouinard served as lead physician for the Meaningful Use Vanguard Group for the WV Regional Extension Center. She also has had the opportunity to participate in an expert panel with Health Resources and Services Administration for health system realignment.
She is an executive member of the West Virginia Health Information Network board of directors, WV’s state HIE agency, and assists with the clinical initiatives of the WVHIE, She serves as Medical Director for the state insurer, Public Employees Insurance Agency.
She was recognized by the West Virginia Rural Health Association as “Rural Practitioner of the Year” in 2008 and was recently featured in stories by Governing magazine and CNN on HIT and health reform.
She is a co-founder of the Fayetteville Skate Park, a multi-faceted recreational facility promoting physical activity and wellness for youth and adults in southern WV. For her efforts in promoting free healthy activities for her community, Dr. Chouinard was recognized as Fayetteville’s “Citizen of the Year.”