Elaina Tully, MD

Y-HEP Health Center

Medical Director

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Elaina Tully, MD - Philadelphia FIGHT


Dr. Tully graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Urban Studies. At Penn, she developed a deep commitment to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth – interning with the National Office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and promoting literacy development in the West Philadelphia grade schools. Dr. Tully went on to receive a medical degree at Harvard University where she worked with Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless and received the Harvard Medical School Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative Award for her commitment to public health and underserved communities.

She returned to Philadelphia for residency training where she completed a dual residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and was selected to serve an additional year as the program’s Chief Resident.  During residency, Dr. Tully worked at Puentes de Salud, a local volunteer-based clinic for Philadelphia’s Latino immigrant community and was funded through the American Academy of Pediatrics to develop programming and clinical services related to sexual and reproductive health for Puente’s adolescent population. As Chief Resident, Dr. Tully was involved in program design, curricular development, and teaching and mentorship of medical students and residents; she continues to precept and mentor residents in her role as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tully is board-certified in both adult Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and as such, has a particular passion for working with our city’s most vulnerable adolescents in their transition to adulthood. During her time at FIGHT Dr. Tully has been a co-founder of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Working Group, where she helped to implement FIGHT’s Nexplanon program, and continues to work towards expanding access to contraception options and reproductive health services for our patients. She is also a member of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Working Group and is excited to assist FIGHT in promoting best practices for the provision of gender-affirming care.

Clinical Expertise

Elaina serves as the medical director for our adolescent clinic, Y-HEP (Youth Health Empowerment Program). Her clinical expertise is in primary care, as well as in family planning and reproductive health.

Board Certifications

Elaina is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Education & Training

Elaina received medical training at Harvard Medical School. She also completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she also served as chief resident.

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