Jennifer Eklund, MD
Associate Medical Director, Government Programs
Jennifer Eklund, MD serves as the Associate Medical Director of Government Programs at AIM Specialty Health® (AIM). In her role, she is responsible for providing clinical leadership and guidance to help ensure the clinical and operational integrity of Government Programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Federal Employee Program (FEP).
Joining AIM in 2010, she served as a senior physician reviewer, handling case reviews, peer discussions and acting as a liaison with health plan medical directors for more than four years. She acted as lead trainer for new physician reviewers. Additionally, Dr. Eklund was responsible for internal auditing and quality improvement.
Dr. Eklund is a highly-accomplished physician leader with more than a decade of hands-on clinical experience. Prior to joining AIM, she worked as an attending physician for a private hospital in a western suburb of Chicago. She specialized in emergency care serving adults and pediatric patients. During her tenure in clinical practice, she served as supervising physician, providing training and mentoring to medical, nursing, paramedic, and physician assistant students.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in microbiology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After receiving her medical degree from Northwestern University, she completed her residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Eklund is a Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt.
Dr. Eklund is board certified in emergency medicine.