Utibe Essien (Oo-tee-beh Ess-ee-en)

Assistant Professor of Medicine

LocationPittsburgh, PA

Preferred pronounhe/him

Email address

Telephone number4123830811


Twitter account@UREssien

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Biographical information

Dr. Utibe Essien is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, a general internist, and health disparities researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

His research focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in the use of novel treatments in the management of chronic diseases including atrial fibrillation. He has recently applied this research framework to the COVID-19 pandemic, rapidly becoming an expert in the health disparities that are disproportionately affecting minorities with COVID-19.

His research has been featured in leading medical journals and he has been interviewed by several national news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR. Dr. Essien was recognized as a 2019 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health and by Elemental as a Top 50 “Experts to Trust in the Pandemic.”