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Aba Black, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Associate Program Director for Diversity & Inclusion, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program; Vice Chief of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, General Internal Medicine

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Aba Black, MD, MHS


Aba (Osseo-Asare) Black received her Bachelors from Princeton and went on to graduate from medical school at the University of Rochester. She completed her residency at the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Program, where she also served as chief resident. She currently works as a faculty member in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine. Many of her career and research interests focus on enhancing workplace diversity and inclusion, including participating in minority recruitment efforts, facilitating workshops on bias, and researching the effects of race on minority physicians. Her clinical work is devoted to working with underserved patient populations in a primary care setting. In her role as a clinician-educator, she also works towards supporting residents who identify with minority affinity groups and developing curricula designed to enhance cross-cultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University (2019)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale University (2017)
  • Resident
    Yale University (2016)
  • MD
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2013)
  • BA
    Princeton University, Sociology (2009)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
CT American College of Physicians Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion AwardAmerican College of Physicians2022
Yale Primary Care Faculty Teaching AwardYale University School of Medicine2019
Leonard Tow Humanism AwardGold Humanism Honor Society2013
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor SocietyGold Humanism Honor Society2012

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