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Ashwini Sehgal, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
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 practicing 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 $6 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 85 journal articles. Thirty 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 & 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.