Board Member Spotlight - July 2019


Rahn Bailey, M.D., FAPA, appointed as Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at Charles R. Drew University School of Medicine and as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Kedren Hospital System.

While occupying these two key roles, particular focus will be paid to attracting the most qualified individuals who share the vision of Kedren and CDU. Bailey’s goal is to make Kedren the best-in-class at delivering outstanding healthcare to the underserved portions of Los Angeles, thus helping to lessen healthcare disparities. This will be done by delivering the highest quality clinical care while simultaneously expanding the scope and availability of clinical services. As Associate Dean at Charles Drew, Dr. Bailey will focus on strengthening psychiatric and primary care education.

Prior to these appointments, Dr. Bailey served as the director of Elam Mental Health Center in Nashville, TN and the chairman of the psychiatry department at Meharry Medical College (2008 to 2014). While in North Carolina, Dr. Bailey was chairman of the psychiatry department Wake Forest University School of Medicine & the executive director of the Behavioral Health Service Line (2015-2018). Dr. Bailey’s has served as President (113th) and member of the board of trustees of the National Medical Association
(NMA). His is a member of the American Psychiatric Association board of trustees. Additionally, He has recently been elected to be minority/underrepresented trustee of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Rahn Kennedy Bailey received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Bailey completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Texas at Houston, Texas Medical Center Affiliated Hospital. While in residency, he held the distinction of chief resident (’94). Furthermore, he received the Resident Research Award by the National Medical Association (NMA) for his work on Non-A Non-B Hepatitis (’88). Dr. Bailey completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale University (’95).