Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, is vice president of the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing, the prevention and wellness clinical service line of Allina Health. Baechler attended the University of Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a medical degree from the School of Medicine, and a master’s degree in epidemiology and public policy from the School of Public Health. She is a cardiologist and director of preventive services for United Heart and Vascular Clinic. She started her own integrative clinic focused on prevention of heart disease and behavioral change that supports wellness.
Baechler has served on the national prevention committee for the American College of Cardiology and the Minnesota Department of Health State Prevention of Cardiovascular and Stroke Committee. She is a consultant to the Statewide Health Improvement Plan and chair of the clinical work group for Minneapolis. She is one of the authors of the Healthy Lifestyle Guideline for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.