Aliyah Morgan Sabah, MD, MPH

Recipient of the 2008 Compass Award

Dr. Aliyah Morgan Sabah was born to Hubert W. M. Morgan a Pan-African Nationalist, and social activist from Jamaica, W.I. and Bernice Johnson, the grand-daughter of an African and a Black-Foot & Creet Native American, as well as the daughter of a Farmer-Preacher, from Louisiana. She was accepted early decision at Stony Brook Medical School and is the second Black Woman Graduate from its medical program.

Beginning with her internship and residency at Harlem Hospital, followed by Roosevelt Hospital, then other city and voluntary hospitals, Dr. Morgan has a long history of medical service in NYC. For the past thirty years, she has actively addressed health care disparities and cared for patients with HIV-AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, malnutrition, obesity, domestic violence; she has also worked with families affected by homelessness, sexual violence, addiction and poverty. At the beginning of her medical career, and at the age of 26, Dr. Morgan also took her shahada and became a Muslim.

Dr. Morgan is currently the Director of Community Medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, for the Department of Family Medicine, and has been at Brooklyn Hospital for the past 13 years. She obtained her MPH in Community Health Education in the early 1980s.