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Dr. Virginia Dee Banks-Bright is an infectious disease physician with Northeast Ohio Infectious Disease Associates in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the former Director of Infectious Diseases at the UPMC Horizon Health System in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. She completed her medical school at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Her post-graduate medical training included an internship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, Residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH, and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH. She also has an MBA degree from the Youngstown State University School of Business.
Dr. Banks-Bright has served as Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at NEOMED; teaching medical students and residents, Director of UPMC-HORIZON Wound Care Center; where she served as chair for the UPMC Infection control committee, Director of Division of Infectious Disease at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; where she served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Bioterrorism subcommittee.
Her areas of interests are: Managing home intravenous antibiotics, HIV in Corrections, and Diabetic Foot Infections. Dr. Banks-Bright has presented numerous times at the National Medical Association conferences, NEOUCOM Research Day, and for National Pharmaceutical companies speakers bureau. She has conducted clinical trials in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and research institutes examining the efficacy of various medications and intravenous antibiotics in treating infectious diseases. Dr. Virginia Banks-Bright served as Chair of the HIV/AIDS-Hepatitis C Initiative for the National Links Inc. organization. When Dee is not seeing patients, she is traveling around the world and running in 5k races.