Dr. Nancy Fan attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in the history and sociology of science. After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine in 1993, she completed her residency in OB/Gyn at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. As a chief resident in her last year of residency, she began her journey toward physician leadership.
After moving to Delaware, Dr. Fan has continued to be a full-time OB/Gyn, spending 12 years in independent practice and the last 11 years as a physician at Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington. During this time, she has held various officer positions in her specialty physician organizations: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, currently serving as chair of the Delaware Section; in the Medical Society of Delaware, serving as president for two years; and as a delegate in the Organized Medical Staff Section of the American Medical Association.
In addition to these professional leadership positions, she was appointed by Governor Markell in 2015 as Chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission. The mission of the DHCC is to foster initiatives that improve the health outcomes of Delawareans by improving access, decreasing healthcare costs and improving the quality of care. In her role as chair, she oversees a board that has implemented a $34 million CMMI State Innovative Model grant; addresses healthcare workforce needs and sustainability; and under SB227, she currently co-chairs the Primary Care Reform Collaborative. The PCRC currently has 17 members from all areas of healthcare delivery and is mandated to strengthen the primary care system in Delaware through payment reform; value-based care; workforce and recruitment; increasing integrated care with behavioral and women’s health; directing resources to support and expand primary care access and evaluation system-wide investments into primary care, using data from the Health Care Claims Database, which is an all-payors claims database.