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Aisha Liferidge Aisha Liferidge
Director, Health Policy Fellowship
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2904
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • B.S., Duke University, 1999
  • MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2003
  • MPH, Columbia University, 2011


University of Maryland Medical System

Board Certification:

Clinical Interests:
Neurological Emergencies

Professional Interests:
Public Health, Health Policy, Access to Quality Care


Born and raised in North Carolina, Dr. Aisha T. Liferidge graduated with honors from Duke University with a bachelor of science degree in Biology, and minors in Chemistry and Spanish.  In 1999, she began her medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine on a 4-year full scholarship.  While in Chapel Hill, she reaped the benefits of mentorship from great icons in the field of emergency medicine (EM) and subsequently completed EM-related research as medical student.

Dr. Liferidge joined the ranks of the reputable emergency medicine residency program at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland in June 2003.  Here, she sharpened her clinical acumen and was groomed for leadership in academics and organized medicine. 

She is the chief executive officer of the Dr. Aisha Liferidge Minority Women in Science Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers the dreams of future leaders.  

Dr. Liferidge was elected president of the national Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) in the fall of 2005.  As she completed her three-year term in 2008, she was honored with the American College of Emergency Physician's (ACEP) Heroes in Emergency Medicine Award for commitment to and achievement within the specialty.

Dr. Liferidge currently serves on ACEP's Public Health and Injury Prevention committee, serves as chair of the Disparities in Emergency Medicine subcommittee, has served as an ACEP representative and liaison on federal initiatives, and has chaired an ACEP task force.  At the state level, she served two terms on the Maryland College of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors and was a member of its public policy committee.  She currently serves as the President of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

At the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., Dr. Liferidge fulfills her true passion for teaching and mentoring as an assistant professor of emergency medicine, where she trains medical residents and students clinically.  In 2011, she completed her Executive Master of Public Health degree from the esteemed Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York, New York.  Her areas of public health interests include access to care, disparities, and quality in health care.  She currently serves as director of the George Washington Department of Emergency Medicine’s health policy fellowship, which promotes and nurtures future public health and health policy leaders.  She is a published author, has given several local lectures and speeches, and performs and leads health policy and stroke research efforts, partially through grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Interest Section(s)

  • Health Policy

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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