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UPMC's Donald Yealy elected to National Academy of Medicine

Ben Schmitt
| Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Dr. Donald Yealy
Dr. Donald Yealy

Dr. Donald M. Yealy, chair of emergency medicine at UPMC and professor of emergency medicine and clinical and translational sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Yealy joins 70 new members recognized for contributing to health sciences and public health.

“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.”

Yealy earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Villanova University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, now part of Drexel University. After completing a residency in emergency medicine and a clinical research fellowship at Pitt, he became a senior staff physician at the Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Texas and director of research of its department of emergency medicine. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1993 as associate chief of what was then the Division of Emergency Medicine at Pitt, as well as chief of the Presbyterian University Hospital Emergency Services. Yealy has been chair of emergency medicine since 2009.

The National Academy of Medicine was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues.

Ben Schmitt is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7991, or via Twitter at @Bencschmitt.

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