Member Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Rogo

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM, FAAP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She practices pediatric infectious diseases at the BronxCare Health System in the Bronx, where she serves as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program, and the director of the curriculum in international child health and the resident research program within the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rogo was born in Kenya and completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then graduated from the dual MD/MPH program at Tulane University. She completed pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Brown University. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

After fellowship, Dr. Rogo spent four years in Rwanda as Brown University faculty for the Human Resources for Health partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Health, where she helped develop the pediatric residency program at the University of Rwanda. In 2017, Dr. Rogo was the first recipient of the Velji Young African Leader Award at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health annual conference. Dr. Rogo currently serves as the secretary of the Manhattan Central Medical Society, a local chapter of the National Medical Association. She is also a member of two national committees of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; the International Affairs Committee, and the Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity Task Force.

Dr. Rogo is committed to equality in healthcare. She wrote, “Healthcare disparities, both here in the U.S. and abroad, directly impact the health outcomes of children everywhere. As an immigrant, I have always felt compelled to address these disparities and I have found the best space for me to do so within graduate medical education and global health.

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