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Baligh R Yehia, MD, MPP, MSHP

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member, Penn Center for AIDS Research
Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Core Investigator, Philadelphia Veteran's Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Medicine

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1021 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Biological Sciences)
University of Florida, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
University of Florida College of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
MPP (Public Policy)
Princeton University, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
GL Schiebler Legislative Internship, Florida Medical Association, Tallahassee, FL, 2006-2006.
Intern in Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2006-2007.
Resident in Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2007-2009.
Health Policy Internship, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, 2009-2009.
Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2011.
Fellow in Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2012.
Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2009.
Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV, Infectious Diseases, LGBT

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Yehia’s research focuses on evaluating health outcomes in individuals with HIV infection, with an emphasis on the HIV treatment cascade (HIV diagnosis, linkage to care, retention in care, prescription of antiretroviral therapy, and viral suppression), and on interventions aimed at improving the healthcare environment for LGBT populations. He has experience using public health surveillance, longitudinal cohort, and qualitative data to evaluate patient, clinic, and population level outcomes. He aspires to find sustainable solutions for improving patient care and our nation's healthcare system.

Selected Publications

Yehia BR, Fleishman JA, Metlay JP, Moore RD, Gebo KA: Sustained viral suppression in HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. JAMA 308(4): 339-42, Jul 2012.

Yehia BR, Fleishman JA, Moore RD, Gebo KA: Retention in care and health outcomes of transgender persons living with HIV. Clin Infect Dis 57(5): 774-6, Sep 2013.

Yehia BR, Fleishman JA, Metlay JP, Korthuis PT, Agwu AL, Berry SA, Moore RD, Gebo KA; HIV Research Network: Comparing different measures of retention in outpatient HIV care. AIDS 24(6): 279-77, Jun 2012.

Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Moore RD, Korthuis PT, Gebo KA: Establishment, Retention, and Loss to Follow-Up in Outpatient HIV Care. JAIDS 60(3): 249-259, Jul 2012.

Yehia BR, Mehta JM, Ciuffetelli D, Moore RD, Pham PA, Metlay JP, Gebo KA: Antiretroviral Medication Errors Remain High but Are Quickly Corrected Among Hospitalized HIV-Infected Adults. Clin Infect Dis 55(4): 593-9, Aug 2012.

Fleishman JA, Yehia BR, Moore RD, Gebo KA, Agwu AL: Disparities in receipt of antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected adults (2002-2008). Medical Care 50(5): 419-27, May 2012.

Yehia BR, Kangovi S, and Frank I: Patients in Transition: Avoiding Detours on the Road to HIV Treatment Success. AIDS 27(10): 1529-33, Jun 2013 Notes: Editorial.

Sánchez JP, Peters L, Lee-Rey E, Garrison G, Zhang K, Spencer DJ, Gezzer O, Yehia BR, Berlin A, Castillo-Page L : Racial and Ethnic Minority Medical Students' Perceptions of and Interest in Careers in Academic Medicine. Academic Medicine 88(9): 1299-1307, Sep 2013.

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