ABOUT ME

Utibe r. Essien

MD, MPH

I am a board-certified generalist internist, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a health disparities researcher in the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. I received my medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and my Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. I completed residency and a research fellowship in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

 

My research focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in the use of novel therapeutics and technologies in the management of cardiovascular diseases. I am the Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Career Education and Enhancement for Healthcare Research Diversity (CEED) medical student scholars program and was a 2019 National Minority Quality Forum 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health awardee. I enjoy running (marathoner x 2) traveling abroad, visiting new restaurants, and loudly singing show tunes from the award-winning musical "Hamilton." 

Education & Training 

  • New York University, BA

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD 

  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH 

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Internship 

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency 

  • Harvard Medical School, Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • University of California San Francisco, PRIDE Scholar

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine 

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

  • Massachusetts Medical License 

  • Federal DEA

  • Massachusetts DEA License 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Memberships 

  • Massachusetts Medical Society

  • Society of General Internal Medicine

  • American College of Physicians

  • Academy Health

  • American Heart Association

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