Mariah Blegen, MD

Residency at UCLA
(VA Scholar)

Research Interests: Dr. Blegen is interested in reducing disparities in cancer care through community partnerships and implementation science frameworks.

Career Interests: Dr. Blegen is pursuing a career in academic surgery with a focus on quality improvement and addressing system-level barriers to surgical care among vulnerable patients.

Biography: Dr. Mariah Blegen is a general surgery resident at UCLA. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Macalester College.  After a research fellowship in neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health, she earned a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. During medical school, she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies and investigated opioid over-prescription in vascular surgery. As an NCSP scholar, Dr. Blegen will collaborate and work clinically with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.