McLaren Health Care creates Chief Medical Director of Women’s Health, appoints Brian Tesler, MD, FACOG

Dr. Brian Tesler
McLaren Health Care, the three-state, fully integrated health care provider, has created the position of Chief Medical Director of Women’s Health to lead obstetrics, gynecology, and neonatal care across McLaren’s network of Family Birthing Centers throughout Michigan. Brian Tesler, MD, FACOG, has been appointed to this newly established role.

Dr. Tesler will maintain his clinical responsibilities at McLaren Flint while working with McLaren Health Care’s nine birthing centers to ensure equitable patient access to high-quality care in a safe environment.

“During a time when many women across the country struggle to access the level of maternity care they require, we’ve committed ourselves to establishing a single standard of care that will provide that high level of quality care that the communities we serve deserve,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, MD, MMM, McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. “In his time with McLaren, Dr. Tesler has demonstrated his ability to lead quality initiatives and to create and increase access to this care that is so impactful to women’s overall health and well-being.”

In his new leadership role, Dr. Tesler will collaborate with the women’s health services leaders at McLaren system hospitals to continuously assess and develop program enhancement plans and support clinical provider growth to achieve the standard of care set by the McLaren Maternal & Neonatal Health Steering Committee.

“During my years in practice, it’s been my focus to ensure all women seeking maternal and wellness care are provided for in a safe environment,” Dr. Tesler said. “I appreciate this opportunity and the confidence from our clinical leadership, and I’m excited to work with my colleagues around the McLaren system to provide for the betterment of our patients and enhance their experience.”

A board-certified and experienced obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Tesler also brings firsthand experience as a registered nurse, earning his initial undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan and serving at the patient’s bedside for five years before pursuing his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

He has been in clinical practice at McLaren Flint since 2022, where he’s also held leadership positions, including the Clinical Site Director of the hospital’s medical students and residents. And since completing his training, Dr. Tesler has held academic positions with Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 54 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at