LeRoi S. Hicks, M.D., MPH, FACP, has been appointed Hugh R. Sharp Jr. Chair of Medicine and physician leader of Christiana Care’s Acute Medicine Service Line.
Dr. Hicks joined Christiana Care Health System in 2014 as vice chair of the Department of Medicine and Section Chief of General Internal Medicine. As section chief, Dr. Hicks supervised the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Ambulatory Medicine. His work included educational, clinical and quality initiatives such as interdisciplinary rounding and process redesign.
He is nationally known for his research on health care disparities. Dr. Hicks has served on several national committees including the National Council of the Society of General Internal Medicine and Board of Scientific Counselors to the National Library of Medicine. He has been a National Institutes of Health grant reviewer, and an editor and reviewer for multiple medical journals.
Dr. Hicks graduated from Howard University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1995 and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2001.
He completed his internal medicine (primary care) residency and was chief resident at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Following chief residency, he completed a fellowship in general medicine and faculty development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he served as a hospitalist from 1999 to 2011. He became the chief of Hospital Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, in 2011, where his team won four Champions of Excellence Awards for growth, financial sustainability and high-quality care.