Michelle Johnson Tidjani, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Henry Ford Health System
Michelle Johnson Tidjani, Esq., was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Henry Ford Health System in 2017. In this role, Tidjani provides executive leadership, from both a strategic and operational perspective, for the following areas: Office of the General Counsel covering all legal affairs for the health system, the Business Integrity and Tax Office, Information Privacy and Security, the Governance Office, and the Risk Finance and Insurance Office.
Prior to Henry Ford, Tidjani served as the Deputy Chief Legal Officer for the Cleveland Clinic, where she managed a team of more than 20 lawyers, paralegals, support staff and external counsel, serving as a strategic partner with her executive team on such initiatives as physician/hospital alignment, telemedicine, reimbursement, affiliations, acquisitions and governance. Tidjani has been responsible for more than $7 billion in contracting revenue through managed care agreements, consulting services, clinical operations, information technology, clinical trials, supply chain and all vendor relationships.
Tidjani was previously Senior Counsel for Tenet Healthcare's Managed Care and Litigation Practice Group where she led development and implementation of clinically integrated networks in five markets spanning the country. In this role, she also was involved in a wide range of operational and regulatory issues, including healthcare reform initiatives, physician contracting, corporate formation and governance, Stark, anti-kickback, antitrust, and HIPAA.
She earned her juris doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1998. She was awarded a bachelor's degree with honors from Cornell University in 1995.
Tidjani is married and has two children, and is a native Detroiter.