Dennis Hsieh, MD, JD
Director, Social Medicine and Population Health/Core Faculty
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Dennis Hsieh paused his medical training to earn a law degree and complete an Equal Justice Works fellowship. Now he uses that knowledge and influence to address the social determinants of health for vulnerable patients. As a leader of Whole Person Care Los Angeles, he advocates for those at risk, tackling substance use disorders, psychiatric conditions, homelessness, justice-involved, and more.
More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact Cathey Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org.