Mary Jo Cagle, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Cone Health

Mary Jo Cagle, MD

Mary Jo Cagle, MD, is the chief executive officer at Cone Health. She is the first woman and the first physician to lead the multi-hospital Cone Health system, and she has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 10 Women Leaders to Watch for 2021. Dr. Cagle previously served as chief operating officer at Cone Health.

Since joining the organization in 2011, Dr. Cagle has been instrumental in leading Cone Health to national recognition for quality of care. She previously was chief medical officer at Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville, South Carolina, where she was a physician partner at Greenville East Center for Women.

Dr. Cagle received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina, and her Chief Medical Officer Fellowship through the Health Management Academy.

Dr. Cagle is the 2022 recipient of The Nina Griggs Gunter Servant-Leader Award from Trevecca Nazarene University. The honor recognizes those who provide leadership and influence as a role model for women who are servant leaders. She received the 2022 ATHENA Award from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. It is one of the organization's highest honors and is given to those who improve the quality of life for others and work for the advancement of women. Dr. Cagle was the National Association of Professional Women’s 2013-2014 Woman of the Year and the North Carolina Hospital Association’s 2017 Clinical Leadership Award recipient. She was named to the Outstanding Women in Business List by the Triad Business Journal in 2014. She was the 2010 winner of the Lewis Blackman Award, presented by South Carolina Hospital Association, for promoting patient safety in South Carolina hospitals.

Dr. Cagle serves on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Testing Surge Workgroup, the Health Equity Board for the North Carolina Hospital Association Center, and the Reading Connections Board. Dr. Cagle is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Chief Medical Officer Fellowship of the Health Management Academy. Previously, she served on the board of Music for a Great Space.