*Yolanda Wimberly, MD

As a distinguished visionary and leader, Dr. Yolanda Hill Wimberly has created a presence on the national health care scene, based on her innovative organizational skills and her prolific development of responsive clinical organizations and educational programs. A board-certified physician in both pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Dr. Wimberly is the Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at Grady Health Systems. In this inaugural role, she will develop the vision and strategic direction of the office. Dr. Wimberly is also Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine with an expertise in the development and implementation of cutting-edge medical curricula. Her educational leadership and pedagogical acumen have demonstrably impacted physician education, focusing on dynamic medical decision making, fiscally-responsible cost effectiveness, and the successful incorporation of best clinical practices—all in the service of nurturing the next generation of exceptional medical professionals. As a visionary, Dr. Wimberly has used her strategic scope and foresight in leading organizations to national prominence.

Dr. Wimberly earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College and her Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati. After completing her pediatric residency at Northwestern Children’s Hospital, she completed an adolescent medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is a currently a member of the board of directors for the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education and has received national awards recognizing her leadership and accomplishments. She was the recipient of the Association for American Medical Colleges’ prestigious Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Wimberly also counts among her honors Atlanta Magazine’s recognition of her as one of Atlanta’s Top Doctors from 2011 through 2021.