Elissa Charbonneau, DO, MS, who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Encompass Health, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year's 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.
Charbonneau received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master's degree in natural sciences/epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. She is board certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Charbonneau oversees the Encompass medical operations for 136 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals across 39 states and Puerto Rico. She was named chief medical officer in June 2015. From 2001 to 2015, she was the medical director at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a joint venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, where she had held a staff physician role since 1992.
In 2007 and in 2012, she was named Encompass Health's Medical Director of the Year.