In Memoriam: Leah Zallman, MD, MPH

11/11/2020

Cambridge Health Alliance physician Leah Zallman, MD, MPH, passed away on November 5th from injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the week.

As a primary care physician at the East Cambridge Care Center, director of research at the Institute for Community Health and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Leah truly lived the ideals at the heart of CHA's mission as an academic community healthcare system. She completed her fellowship in general internal medicine at CHA and dedicated her career to improving the lives of vulnerable communities, both in clinical care and policy.

Leah conducted extensive research on health disparities, including immigrant healthcare services, and her publications influenced the national conversation on improving barriers to care for underserved populations. She also played a critical role in shaping CHA's organizational commitment to addressing the social determinants of health for our patients and communities.

Leah touched the lives of so many across CHA. Her passion, warmth and commitment were unmatched, and she will be deeply missed. We send our condolences to her family and her wide and deep networks of friends and colleagues.

Donations to support her family may be made here.