George Maliha, MD, JD is a Resident in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersection of medical innovation and the law. His past projects include looking at the AI and liability reform, the malpractice implications of antibiotic stewardship programs, the National Practitioner Data Bank, the insanity defense in the context of medication noncompliance, and the history of FDA regulation of antibiotics. He had the opportunity to represent veterans in Social Security disability cases and work at the Department of Justice for two summers, including in vaccine injury litigation and health care fraud. On the clinical front, he has worked on original research beginning to validate a device to measure arterial stiffness and exploring conflicts of interest in research publications. He has worked on reviews detailing the anti-hypertensive effects of SGLT2 inhibitors, transient osteoporosis of pregnancy, and resistant hypertension.
He attended Princeton University with an AB summa cum laude in Molecular Biology and a certificate in Public & International Affairs, with induction into Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He graduated medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society. He took three years off from medical school to obtain a JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the 55th volume of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.