Modele Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA

Dr. Modele Ogunniyi is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Senior Physician with the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. She also serves as the Associate Medical Director of Grady Memorial Hospital’s comprehensive heart failure management program. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she obtained a Masters of Public Health and a certificate in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Her postgraduate training includes a preventive medicine and public health fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, residency in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on examining and eliminating disparities in cardiovascular disease, specifically, hypertension and diabetes as it relates to heart failure and more recently palliative care in advanced heart failure patients. As a cardiovascular epidemiologist, she seeks to forge links between preventive medicine, public policy, quality improvement and scientific research. Dr. Ogunniyi is on the advisory board for two major initiatives of the American Heart Association in the Atlanta Area, targeting hypertension and heart failure in the community and is Principal Investigator on several clinical trials. She is an active member and volunteer of many professional organizations including the Association of Black Cardiologists, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Physicians. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. She serves on the leadership board of the National Hypertension Control Roundtable, a national initiative by the CDC to improve national hypertension control rates. She is the Vice President of Health Awareness Initiative, Africa, a not— for—profit organization, whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles in African communities by creating health awareness through screening and education.

For speaking or mentorship opportunities or to connect, contact Dr. Ogunniyi on Twitter or at