Ariel Nehemiah, MD, MS is a University of Pennsylvania General Surgery resident who is currently in the first year of a dedicated research experience under the mentorship of Robert. S. Krouse, MD, LDI Senior Fellow and Professor of Surgery. Dr. Nehemiah’s interests include health literacy and health disparities research, as well as colorectal cancer and cancer survivorship. Her research encompasses multiple facets of cancer survivorship, including cancer disparity research, telehealth, and interventions to improve health-related quality of life and self care. She is also working with the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Penn to develop an algorithm that identifies patients with low health literacy and provides interventions with the goal of improving health literacy and surgical outcomes. Furthermore, she is a member of the Surgery Quality Improvement Workgroup for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at Cedar Avenue. This newly acquired facility provides care predominantly to underserved and underrepresented patient populations.
Dr. Nehemiah obtained a Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. She received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society honors.