Laura Clapper, M.D., the Chief Medical Officer of FemTec Health, has 30+ years of multi-industry experience with small, mid-sized companies and iconic companies such as Cigna, Anthem, Aetna, and Health Net as well as serving in the Navy for 14 years. Currently, as the CMO of FemTec Health, she is leading their vision for reinventing women’s health by providing a modern wellness home including women’s health primary/urgent care and incorporating women-centric digital health solutions leveraging predictive analytics, technology, and science. In leading the FemTec Health Clinical team, Dr. Clapper brings her experience in analytics, consumer marketing, health promotion, and healthcare systems to FemTec Health’s execution. She has served in the physician leadership at several health plans and provider organizations where she has been responsible for clinical strategy population health management, total medical cost and provider partnerships, and leadership in National Accounts.
Throughout her work with plans and the providers, Dr. Clapper focused on improving medical operations management, integration of Behavior Health and pharmacy, and enhancing programs to provide patients with the highest quality of care. As a Navy veteran, she has provided care from a global perspective and early on, learned the power of virtual care and technology to enhance the quality and experience of care in the community, hospital, and in remote locations. While a hospital medical director, Dr. Clapper led her hospital to the first WHO certification of a California hospital as Baby Friendly. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her Medical Degree from The Uniformed Services University School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD, and a Master’s in Public Policy and Health Economics from Claremont’s Drucker Business School and completed her residency at the National Medical Center Bethesda, MD in Pediatrics.
Dr. Clapper is a board-certified pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Clapper has taught at Stanford University on topics related to healthcare technology, services, and innovation, and is a mentor in the new Stanford Clinical Informatics Management Master’s Program. In addition, she holds an academic appointment with the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Clapper joined the Board in 2016.