Baligh R. Yehia, M.D. is currently an Infectious Diseases Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2003, and from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2006. He completed his training in Internal Medicine on the Osler Medical Service at The John Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Yehia’s research focuses on the organization, management, financing, and delivery of health care in HIV-infected populations. He is part of the HIV Research Network (HIVRN), a consortium of 21 HIV care sites in 14 cities throughout the United States that collects, analyzes, and disseminates current information on the delivery of services to people with HIV infection.
In addition, Dr. Yehia is actively involved in healthcare policy. He has worked with the Assistant Secretary of Health in developing the Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, provided public testimony to the Florida House of Representative and Maryland House of Delegates on medical education issues, and served on a number of health policy committees. His background in HIV policy, has led to his participation on a joint task force between the HIV Medical Association and American College of Physician resulting in an important policy paper, HIV Policy: The Path Forward, recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Yehia is a strong advocate for patients and physicians. Currently, he is the Chair of the American Medical Association – Resident and Fellow Section, the largest organization of resident and fellow physicians in the United States. Prior to this, he served as President of the Maryland State Medical Society – Resident and Fellow Section and President of the Florida Medical Association – Medical Student Section. He serves on a number of national boards and committees, including the American College of Physicians Council of Associates.
Dr. Yehia adds “The JHMP allows you the opportunity to work creatively and closely with fellow students and College of Medicine faculty. It teaches you important leadership and communication skills. I am proud to have been involved with the program, and highly recommend it to everyone.”