Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, FACP, is Senior Vice President, Ascension, and President, Ascension Medical Group. In this role, he leads Ascension Medical Group (AMG), Ascension Rx Pharmacy, and virtual care services at Ascension, working to drive clinical transformation to promote high-value care.
As leader of AMG, Dr. Yehia provides strategic direction to the physician-led organization, which includes more than 10,000 clinicians who serve more than 2.3 million individuals nationwide. He also works to ensure patients receive the right medication at the right time, and at an affordable cost, by guiding Ascension’s pharmacy strategy including retail, mail order and infusion services, supported by more than 4,000 pharmacy team members across all care settings.
Dr. Yehia joined Ascension in July 2018 to serve as Chief Medical Officer. In that role, Dr. Yehia championed clinician engagement, well-being, and development. He worked to develop the medical group’s care model portfolio and virtual care strategy, which enhances the delivery of personalized care and expands practice opportunities for clinicians.
A nationally recognized expert in health disparities and HIV medicine, Dr. Yehia has published over 150 articles, abstracts and chapters in leading journals. He has made important contributions to the understanding of patient engagement in healthcare. Dr. Yehia has served in top leadership positions in government and on numerous boards, and is the former Deputy Under Secretary for Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He currently serves on the American Hospital Association Committee on Clinical Leadership and is on the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Collaborative.
Dr. Yehia received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Florida, completed internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and infectious diseases fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Masters in Public Policy from Princeton University and Masters of Science in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania.