Dr. Nathan T. Chomilo is Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare programs and practices as a General Pediatrician with Park Nicollet Health Services/HealthPartners. He also served as the State of Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine equity director and as a Senior Advisor on Equity to the Minnesota Commissioner of Health. He received a Zoology degree from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and was the Pediatric Chief Resident at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital. His advocacy work has included the impact early childhood intervention and healthcare access have on the long-term prospects of our children and how physicians and health systems can address racial & health equity. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood and the Section on Minority Health, Equity & Inclusion (MHEI), serving on MHEI’s Executive Committee and also serves on the board of directors for the MN chapter of the AAP. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, cofounded the organization Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity, serves on the board of directors of Reach Out and Read MN and National and serves on the steering committee of the Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative and as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Equity in HEDIS Expert Work Group. His work has been recognized by the City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, which recognized him as a 2019 History Maker at Home recipient, Minnesota Physician, which named him one of the 100 most influential health care leaders in 2020, the Minnesota Medical Association, which awarded him the President’s Award in 2021 and the Aspen Institute which selected him to be an Aspen Ascend Fellow in 2022.