Ash Sehgal, MD, an experienced physician and researcher in the areas of health disparities and quality improvement, joins the Cleveland Department of Public Health in a shared role as co-medical director. Dr. Sehgal is the Duncan Neuhauser Associate Professor of Community Health Improvement and Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also a practicing nephrologist at MetroHealth Medical Center.
“Dr. Sehgal is prepared to enhance the DepartmentÕs efforts to reduce health disparities,” says Matt Carroll, interim public health director.” As a researcher Dr. Sehgal focuses on quality improvement and has worked to identify and overcome barriers for effective care of all patients. We took forward to his expertise as Mayor Jackson and CDPH work to bridge health gaps for all Clevelanders.”
Dr. Sehgal will serve Cleveland along with his counterpart co-medical director Ann Avery, MD, Infectious Disease physician at MetroHealth Medical Center. Avery`s responsibilities will remain focused on emergency preparedness, communicable and sexually transmitted disease as Dr. Sehgal focuses on health disparities, maternal and child health and chronic disease prevention. Quoted from CDPH Press Release of 1/9/06, (posted 1/2006)