Joan E. McInerney, MD, FACEP
New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network/VISN2
Joan E. McInerney was selected as the network director for the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network, VISN 2, effective May 1, 2016. VISN 2 includes 10 VA medical centers and 58 community-based outpatient clinics in New York and New Jersey that serve over 500,000 veterans. Dr. McInerney is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine. She joined the VA in 2011 as the CMO of VISN 3, where she led clinical innovation efforts that included integrating new models of care and implementing evidence-based clinical practice. An advocate of Lean processes, Dr. McInerney has championed efforts to reduce inefficiencies while improving safety and quality of care across the VISN.
Prior to joining the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. McInerney was the chairman of emergency medicine at two Level 1 trauma centers in metropolitan New York for 24 years. She is an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and was designated a member of the National Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. McInerney earned a Master in Business Administration degree from Stern School of Business at New York University and a Master of Arts degree in security studies (homeland security and defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.