LeRoi Hicks, M.D., MPH, FACP, has been named president-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine for a three-year term starting in 2022-23. For 2021-22, he is president-elect. Dr. Hicks is ChristianaCare’s Chief Medical Officer, Wilmington Hospital and physician leader of the ChristianaCare’s Value Institute.
Dr. Hicks graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in 1991 and earned his M.D. at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1995. After his residency and chief residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Hicks completed a fellowship in general medicine and faculty development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He earned a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2001.
Dr. Hicks is the recipient of numerous clinical and research awards and is nationally known for his research on health care disparities. His research has focused on:
- The effects of patients’ racial and cultural backgrounds on the treatment and clinical outcomes of chronic disease.
- The development and assessment of interventions aimed at improving the quality of medical care and the reduction of disparities in care.
- Community-based participatory research to identify and address health care disparities.
Hear Dr. Hicks discuss health care disparities with Dr. Marshala Lee in this 2021 Facebook Live.