Dr. Terry Mason, System Chief Medical Officer – Cook County Health and Hospitals System

 

As CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Dr. Terry Mason heads up the third largest public healthcare system in the country. In this role, Dr. Mason oversees the delivery of healthcare to nearly 1 million Cook County patients – many of whom have no insurance or are underinsured.

Prior to joining the County Health System, Dr. Mason, who is a practicing urologist, served as the Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Chicago. There, he modernized the department and helped to raise public awareness on a variety of health issues. He managed the H1N1 outbreak in 2009 and developed a strategic partnership with City Colleges to immunize over 90,000 people in Chicago during that outbreak. He’s been a tireless advocate for healthy living and every year he asks Chicagoans to join him in his Restart Program – where he challenges people to go meatless for a month and only eat a plant based diet.

He has also hosted a weekly radio show for almost 15 years doling out advice, answering questions and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Mason is a graduate of Loyola University and the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine and a lifelong resident of Chicago.

  7 Responses to “Dr. Terry Mason, System Chief Medical Officer – Cook County Health and Hospitals System”

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  2. My name is Jane Smith and I along with Earlene Haskins, Amanda the attorney, and Arleatha Weaver have been trying to get in touch with Barbara McGaha to no avail. The family does not respond to messages left. We would like to know how she is and where she is. Any info would be greatly appreciated

  3. Jane Smith, Earlene Haskins, Arleatha Weaver and Amanda the attorney have been trying to get in touch with Barbara McGaha’s family. The family does not respond to messages and numbers that are left on their phone. We are all old friends of Barbara’s from the telephone company and would like to know how she is and where she is.

  4. Dr. Mason,
    I first found out about you by watching Forks over Knives. I was wondering if you do public speaking events?

    Thanks,
    Jennifer

  5. You are a model for the African American community and medicine. This fact makes me even angrier than I was before I researched you. I am behind your desire to have an institute that values and strongly advocates improving the diets of ill and/or improvised people. That is the only way, with exercise, that they will become well. I just don’t understand how you can use faulty logic in a television commercial to fleece the citizens of Cook County out of their hard-earned money by advocating unjust taxation. Since you are very intelligent, the only conclusion is that you are being paid well to reach false conclusions and advocate them to the public. Obesity is NOT caused by sugary drinks! That may be one cause, but it is not the major cause, as you are well aware. It is a shame that you are selling your ethics for money! It is a shame that you are probably taking kickbacks from Cook County and the former Mayor of New York. It is truly a travesty that you are telling partial truths for money. You are a disgrace to your medical license and to the citizens of Cook County!

  6. I wish you would stop your lying ads. Diabetes and heart issues are caused by genetics. The beverage tax is a means to fleece the people of their hard earn cash. I am appalled that you as a Doctor stoop this low as to lie.

  7. Dr. Terry Mason,
    I heard you for the first time at the Chicago Good Health Group Seminar. I would like to hear you again. Are there any upcoming speaking engagements soon?

    Thank you

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