Donald Yealy, chair of emergency medicine at UPMC and professor of medicine and clinical and translational sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
“This is a wonderful honor, being selected to join a highly accomplished group of leaders and innovators in medicine,” Yealy said. “I am blessed to have been taught by, worked alongside and shared opportunities with the best in Pittsburgh; giving care and creating new knowledge about how to better care for those with acute illness or injury, always supported by my family. That is really ‘who’ is selected, not me.”
The academy addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors. Yealy was among 70 new members recognized for outstanding contributions to the health sciences and public health.