Adriann Begay MD is the Navajo Nation Senior Advisor with the HEAL Initiative under the Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM). She will lead HEAL's Strategic Plan goals of expanding additional domestic sites in addition to Navajo Nation; design & build a pathway for Native American health workers to transform as they work with the underserved both in Navajo Nation and nationally; advocate for policy & programs on behalf of Native American health care equity; and serve as a mentor to fellows based in Navajo Nation. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's in general biology and from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences' INMED program with her medical degree. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Arizona.
Prior to UCSF, Dr. Begay worked with the Indian Health Service for 21 years as a physician and administrator serving her own Navajo people for 17 of those years. Her passion is now spending more time with her family, especially, her grandchildren.