Arta Lahiji, MD, MPH

TitleHS Clinical Instructor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
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    University of California Los AngelesB.S Biology and Women's Studies
    University of MichiganM.D.
    Harvard School of Public HealthMPHPublic Health, Family and Community Health
    Henry Ford HospitalInternshipInternal Medicine
    UCLA Olive View Medical CenterResidencyInternal Medicine
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    Harvard Law School2010 - 2011Petrie-Flom Student Fellow
    Harvard School of Public Health2010 - 2011Dong Family Scholarship
    University of Michigan2003 - 2005Graduate Women Scholarship
    University of Michigan2002 - 2006Morse Scholarship
    University of Michigan2002 - 2006David Kahn Scholarship
    UCLA2001Senior of the Year
    UCLA2000Distinguished Bruin Award
    UCLA2000Regents Scholar

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    Dr. Arta Lahiji completed a BS in Biology and Women's Studies at UCLA where she graduated summa cum laude with highest departmental honors and was a Regents Scholar, Distinguished Bruin, and UCLA Senior of the Year. She completed her medical degree at University of Michigan where she received the Morse and Kahn Scholarship. She received a Dong Scholarship to pursue a MPH in Family and Community Health with a focus on Maternal and Child Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She was also a Petrie-Flom health policy fellow at Harvard Law School where her interests in developing comprehensive and coordinated models of care for patients led her to study the patient-centered medical home during her fellowship and publish on the ethics and human rights of female circumcision. She collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Children's Hospital in developing a service matrix for patients with autism spectrum disorders as her thesis. While a student at Harvard, she was also selected to work as a Centers for Disease consultant and performed a program evaluation of the SIDS risk reduction program at the Louisiana Office of Public Health. She also served as the representative of the Harvard School of Public Health on the Harvard Graduate Council. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Olive View Medical Center where she was elected to be the Western U.S. Representative for the Council of Resident and Fellow Members of the American College of Physicians. During her residency, she received scholarships from the AAP Richmond Center and the MERF scholarship to study alcohol and tobacco dependencies. During residency she also further pursued research on tobacco control and developing a comprehensive smoking cessation program. She also has global health experience as a volunteer physician in Haiti. Her interests include women's health, maternal and child health, tobacco control, and developing comprehensive models of care particularly for adults with disabilities and children with special health care needs.

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    1. Asefi G, Lahiji A, Kamangar N. 29-year-old man presenting with progressive dyspnea, oculocutaneous albinism, and epistaxis. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):e224-7. PMID: 26033137.
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