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Lee Norman, MD, Secretary, Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KAOM)


Lee A. Norman, MD, is the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), appointed by Governor Laura Kelly.  KDHE has three divisions, including Health, Environment, and Healthcare Finance, which includes the Medicaid program (KanCare) and the State Employee Health Plan.  Dr. Norman received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, did his residency in family medicine in Texas and his aerospace medicine training in the U.S. Air Force at Brooks AFB in San Antonio, TX.  In addition to serving in USAF as a family physician, flight surgeon, and combat medicine instructor, he practiced medicine in Seattle for 20 years, also serving as clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Dr. Norman has served as a chief medical officer for over 26 years, most recently at the University of Kansas Health System. Dr. Norman is a colonel in the Kansas Army National Guard, stationed at Joint Forces Headquarters in Topeka, KS, reporting to the State of Kansas Adjutant General.  Dr. Norman has two masters’ degrees, one in health planning and systems analysis from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and an executive MBA degree from the University of Washington Graduate School of Business.