Ashwini Sehgal MD
- Sehgal AR, Leon JB, Siminoff LA, Singer ME, Bunosky LM, Cebul RD. Improving the quality of hemodialysis treatment: A community-based randomized controlled trial to overcome patient-specific barriers. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;287:1961-1967.
- Sullivan C, Leon JB, Sayre SS, Marbury M, Ivers M, Pencak J, Bodziak KA, Hricik DE, Morrison EJ, Albert JM, Navaneethan JM, Delos Reyes CM, Sehgal AR. Impact of navigators on completion of steps in the kidney transplant process: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2012;7:1639-1645. PMCID: PMC3463214
- Thornton JD, Alejandro-Rodriguez M, Leon JB, Albert JM, Baldeon E, De Jesus LM, Gallardo A, Hossain S, Perez EB, Martin JY, Lasalvia S, Wong KA, Allen MD, Robinson M, Heald C, Bowen G, Sehgal AR. Effect of an iPod intervention on consent to donate organs: a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012;156:483-490. PMCID: PMC3597077
- Cain KD, Theurer JR, Sehgal AR. Sharing of grant funds between academic institutions and community partners in community-based participatory research. Clinical and Translational Science. 2014;7:141-144. PMCID: PMC4006285
- Gavin VR, Seeholzer EL, Leon JB, Chappelle SB, Sehgal AR. If we build it, we will come. A model for community-led change to transform neighborhood conditions to support healthy eating and active living. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105:1072-1077. PMCID: PMC4431080
Dr. Ashwini Sehgal is the Duncan Neuhauser 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 Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Ethics, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University. In addition, he is a nephrologist at MetroHealth Medical Center.
Dr. Sehgal received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, from the University of Rochester, and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a nephrology fellowship while participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Sehgal’s research has focused on quality improvement and health disparities. He is the Principal Investigator of a $10 million program project grant funded by the National Institutes of Health to understand and address health disparities related to hypertension and kidney disease in Cleveland. He has published over 100 journal articles. Thirty-five of these articles involved students or other trainees as co-authors. Dr. Sehgal also developed an innovative course on medical activism for which he received a national teaching award from the American Medical Student Association. He was vice-chairman of the Medical Review Board of End Stage Renal Disease Networks 9 and 10, a federally mandated quality oversight organization, and served on a panel to advise the National Institutes of Health on ways to enhance clinical research in the United States. From 2006-2012, he was Co-Medical Director of the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health.