Yehoda Martei, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and the Vice Chief of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is focused on implementation strategies for eliminating global disparities in breast cancer outcomes by optimizing high quality breast cancer therapy delivery in low-resource settings. Locally, she is focused on understanding and eliminating disparities in cancer therapy delivery and outcomes in the communities served by Penn and on implementing systematic interventions to increase the representation of individuals from underrepresented minorities in medicine and in hematology-oncology faculty positions in academic medicine.
She is a global health scholar at the Penn Center for Global Health. She previously served as a Steering Committee member for the selection of the World Health Organization List of Essential Cancer Medicines and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Medicine Patent Pool. Dr. Martei obtained her undergraduate and medical degree at Harvard and Yale respectively. She completed her Internal Medicine training at University of California San Francisco before moving to Penn, where she completed her Hematology-Oncology fellowship and Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology.