Baligh Yehia

Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, is Chief Medical Officer of Ascension Medical Group where he leads and implements the national medical group’s clinical direction.  

Dr. Yehia has extensive experience in building and leading change in complex health systems and markets, including the deployment of population health strategies.

Dr. Yehia previously worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, where he led enterprise-wide initiatives to improve community health and clinical integration across Johns Hopkins Medicine's hospitals, physician network, home-care group, and health plans.

Prior to his role at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Yehia served as Community Care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Washington, D.C.  where he established the VA Office of Community Care. He also oversaw the VA's Community Care Network, which includes over 550,000 partners who deliver outpatient, inpatient, telehealth and extended care services to over 2 million Veterans annually.

Dr. Yehia is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He 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.