Ala Stanford leaves role at HHS to focus on her Philly clinic

Written by on May 9, 2023

Ala Stanford, the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium who rose to lead regional operations for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has stepped down from her position in the federal government to focus on her clinic in Philadelphia.

She said she plans to continue to promote equity in health care nationally, but feels that the individual profile she built over years of health care advocacy in the Philadelphia region will allow her to spread that message more effectively.

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