An impactful new campaign is kicking off – pairing patients with the scientists responsible for creating cutting-edge advances in medicine that treat their illness.Lisa is joined by Dr. Mike Ybarra, Board-Certified Emergency Physician and Vice President of Medical Affairs and Strategic Alliances at PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to talk about the
Together campaign and this new era of innovation and tremendous breakthroughs in medicine.
Michael Ybarra, MD, FAAEM/FACEP is a board-certified emergency physician and Senior Director of Alliance Development at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Dr Ybarra is a graduate of Stanford University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed residency training at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
After residency, Dr Ybarra practiced academic emergency medicine. He was the Site Director for emergency medicine residents at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He also became the founding Program Director of the Health Policy Fellowship, which is a partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He has authored a number of medical peer-reviewed publications, case reports, and book chapters.
In addition, Dr Ybarra has also served in various roles with the American Academy of Emergency Medicine including as President of the Resident and Student Association and Director of the Young Physicians Section.
In 2014, Dr Ybarra joined PhRMA as Senior Director of Alliance Development. In that capacity, he led outreach to provider, multicultural, and LGBT organizations. Today, he serves as PhRMA’s Vice President of Medical affairs, we he has a hybrid career, both delivering emergency care and impacting federal health policy through issue management and coalition development. His issue areas include communications with health care professionals, healthcare delivery reform, adherence, and the 340B drug discount program. He continues to practice clinically in the Emergency Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.