Nancy Aitcheson, MD, MSHP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases physician, with a focus in HIV. She spends the majority of her time caring for patients both in the hospital and in clinic. She is based at HUP Cedar in West Philadelphia. Outside of her clinical commitments, she is involved in work to address the HIV epidemic in Philadelphia and is funded by Ending the HIV Epidemic grant from the city of Philadelphia. This work is multi-faceted and involves increasing routine HIV screening in emergency departments across the city, improving systems for linkage to care, and innovating strategies to re-engage patients in care. She recently received a grant from Leonard Davis Institute and Philadelphia Department of Health to study HIV testing in emergency departments across the city.
Dr. Aitcheson received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine in 2015. She completed her internal medicine residency, with focus in Global Health and Primary Care, at University of Pennsylvania in 2018. She stayed at UPenn for her fellowship in Infectious Diseases and post doctoral research. She completed the Masters of Science in Health Policy in 2021, with an additional fellowship in the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety.