Elissa Charbonneau, DO, MS
Elissa (Lisa) Charbonneau, D.O., M.S., was appointed to chief medical officer of Encompass Health in June 2015. As chief medical officer, Dr. Charbonneau oversees medical operations, quality and patient care for the Company’s 144 hospitals across the country, which have a combined annual discharge of more than 181,000 patients. Prior to her current role, she served as the company’s vice president of medical services. From 2001 to early 2015, she served as medical director at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a joint venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, where she was a staff physician since 1992. Driven by a commitment to mentorship and helping patients receive the best care possible, Dr. Charbonneau has presented on timely topics including clinical leadership, post-acute care, patient-centered data models, opioid reduction and post-COVID care. In 2020 and 2021, she was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Dr. 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 a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of the American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine. She holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts Medical School.
Dr. Charbonneau lives in Maine with her husband and two rescue dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys vegetarian cooking, long walks, bicycling along the ocean and skiing the mountains of western Maine.
Dr. Charbonneau has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.