Meet Dr. Alisha!
Alisha Liggett, MD known as Dr. Alisha or "la doctora" is a board certified family medicine doctor, with a clinical practice based in New York City. She graduated with a bachelors degree from Columbia University, then earned her MD degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore.
After completing Family and Social Medicine Residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, she completed a fellowship in HIV medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Since completing her training, she has worked in clinics caring for underserved, vulnerable, and medically disenfranchised clients all over New York City. Her experience working on the front lines in primary care and in diverse communities across the city, has branded her as "the urban, underserved doctora." She believes that prevention is the treatment for illness, that compassionate and culturally competent care is a human right, and treating the whole person using an integrative approach.
Through her work with women from all gender spectrums, she gained insight about the health conditions that most affect them during their reproductive prime, including the period of trying to conceive, pregnancy, and the post partum period. She is also very passionate about using her voice, and expertise bring awareness to reproductive justice for Black women.
She is bilingual in Spanish, and a mom to a bubbly toddler! She loves being a doctor, an advocate for her community, connecting with people, and bearing witness to the triumphs in their lives.
Speaking & Invited Presentations
May 2020 - Preparing to Conceive and Pregnancy During COVID 19. Yo' the Can't be life podcast
Mar 2020 - Dr. Alisha Liggett: Advocating for patient empowerment. The Bali Effect Podcast.
Jan 2018 - Insights from HIV: Using Diet to Help Control HIV and Other Chronic Conditions. HIV Prevention and Nutrition at Whole Foods Market -- Harlem, New York
Dec 2017 - Everyday Aid & Activism, Restructuring HIV/AIDS in Our Community. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority World AIDS Day Luncheon – New York, NY
Mar 2017 ACRIA/Love Heals HIV and Women of Color Panel - Manhattan News Network New York, NY. Available on Youtube.
Jul 2016 Expert panel member on Youth living with HIV - Washington D.C.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) panel on reproductive health and preconception care for people living with HIV
Sept 2016 Youth and HIV: Challenges and Approaches to Care - San Francisco, CA
HIV Clinical consultation center webinar, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine
Original Communications in Peer Reviewed Medical Journals
A. Liggett, M.Sharma, Y. Nakamura, D. Dailey, K. Seoane, R. Villar, P. Selwyn. Results of a Voter Registration Project at Two Family Medicine Residency Clinics in the Bronx, New York. Annals of Family Medicine. 12:466-469. 2014.
A. Liggett, N. Medina, B. Samayoa, D. Mercado, M. Castillo, E. Argueta, M. Anderson, E. Arathoon. Is Expanded HIV Testing Associated With Earlier HIV Diagnosis? Results From an HIV Clinic in Guatemala City. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 15(3): May/June 2016.
A. Liggett,D. Futterman, G. Umanski, P. Selwyn. Missing the Mark: Ongoing missed Opportunities for HIV Diagnosis At an Urban Medical Center despite universal screening recommendations. Family Practice. First published online August 9, 2016.
Books, Chapters in Books, and Review Articles:
A. Liggett. HIV Prevention: Saving Lives, Saving Dollars. HIV Specialist Magazine. 7(3): 22-25. 2015.
A.Liggett. Transitioning HIV Infected Adolescents to Adult Care. MD Magazine. Publication in Infectious Disease News Magazine. 2016.
A.Liggett. Children’s Health Comes First When Fixing School Lunches. Albany Times Union. Jul 2017.