Michael Ybarra, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, is a board-certified emergency physician and vice president of medical affairs and strategic alliances at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Ybarra is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and he completed his residency training at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
After residency, Ybarra practiced academic emergency medicine. He was the site director for emergency medicine residents at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He also became the founding program director of the Health Policy Fellowship, a partnership with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He has authored a number of medical peer-reviewed publications, case reports, and book chapters.
Ybarra has served in various roles with the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, including as president of the Resident and Student Association and director of the Young Physicians Section. He is on the board of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research.
In 2014, Ybarra joined the PhRMA Advocacy and Strategic Alliances team. He oversees a team responsible for outreach to patient, provider, hospital, multicultural, and LGBT organizations on federal advocacy issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, FDA, and the 340B drug discount program. He continues to practice clinically in the Emergency Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.