Sarah Smith, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS

Jonathan Lax Treatment Center, Medical Leadership

Chief Quality Officer

(215) 790-1788 (x199)
PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS
Sarah Smith, MHS, PA-C, AAHIVS

Board Certifications

Sarah is a board-certified Physician Assistant with specialty training in HIV. She has been working in the field of HIV for the last 13 years and concentrates on caring for those recently released from jail or prison. She provides HIV, primary, hepatitis C (HCV), and gynecological care to a large number of HIV patients. She is also certified by The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) as an HIV Specialist. Additionally, Sarah is a sub-investigator on numerous clinical trials studying new HIV and HCV treatments.

In 2012, she received a certification in Herbal Medicine from the Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts and Sciences.

Sarah is an active member in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA). She also heads all quality assurance activities for the Lax Center.

Education & Training

Sarah E. Smith, PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS is the Chief Quality Officer at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers.

She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Ursinus College in 2002 and received her medical training from Drexel University while completing a Master’s in Health Science in 2005.

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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