Baligh Yehia, MD

In one of the broadest efforts in the nation to bring sexual minorities into the medical mainstream, the University of Pennsylvania is unrolling an LGBT health initiative that spans the medical, dental, and nursing schools as well as the region's largest health system.
Dr. Baligh Yehia is a physician working at the intersection of clinical medicine, research, and public policy. He aspires to find sustainable solutions for improving patient care and our nation's healthcare system. Over the course of his career, Dr. Yehia has focused on promoting health equity and improving the quality of healthcare delivery, with an emphasis on HIV infection and LGBT health. He is an outcomes-focused professional with leadership experience at the highest levels of government, academics, and non-profits.
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In the largest study of its kind, the team examined data between 2003 and 2013 and found that less than 10 percent of people infected with hepatitis C in the United States - 330,000 of nearly 3.5 million people - were cured.
University of Pennsylvania assistant professor of medicine Dr. Baligh Yehia and his colleagues looked at patients visiting HIV clinics to find out if going to several, rather than one, affected the care the patients received.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the most seriously ill -- those with schizophrenia and bipolar disease -- had the highest rate of HIV testing.