Dr. Terry Mason
Cook County Department of Public Health
Chief Operating Officer
Oak Forest, Illinois
Dr. Terry Mason is the Chief Operating Officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH). He was appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in 2013, after serving as the Chief Medical Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Cook County Health (CCH). CCDPH is a state‐certified local public health department serving 2.5 million suburban Cook County residents and 127 municipalities over a 700 square-mile area. Before joining CCDPH and CCH, Dr. Mason served as Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. 

Dr. Mason received his BS in Biology from Loyola University and MD from Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago. He devoted 25 years of his life to private practice as a board-certified urologist. Dr. Mason is a nationally recognized health educator and inspirational speaker who champions holistic approaches to health management. His vision is to transform healthcare delivery through the integration of public health and public medicine to create a population-based strategy to manage chronic disease. 

For more than 20 years, Dr. Mason has been sharing his holistic approach to health on his popular call-in radio show “The Doctor in the House” on WVON 1690AM. He was also featured in the 2010 film “Forks over Knives” and received a Telly Award for the video, “Not By Myself,” featuring Marylyn Macoo and Billy Davis Jr.
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