Modele Ogunniyi, MD

Professor of Medicine & Master Physician Division of Cardiology Emory University School of Medicine Association of Black Cardiologists

Dr. Modele Ogunniyi is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Master Physician in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. She is the Associate Medical Director of the Grady Heart Failure Program. She serves as the Co-Chair of the National Hypertension Control Roundtable. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she obtained a Master’s in Public Health and a Health Finance and Management Certificate from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ogunniyi completed her postgraduate training in preventive medicine and public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a residency in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, and a cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on examining social determinants of health and eliminating disparities in cardiovascular disease, specifically hypertension and heart failure, diversity in clinical trials, and cardiovascular disease in women. Dr. Ogunniyi is passionate about mentorship and creating equitable pathways to diversify the workforce in Medicine. In recognition of her efforts, she has received several awards, including the Emory University School of Medicine Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award and the Division of Cardiology R. Wayne Alexander Research Mentoring Award. As a cardiovascular epidemiologist, she seeks to forge links between preventive medicine, public policy, quality improvement, and scientific research. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. She is the Vice President of Health Awareness Initiative, Africa, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy lifestyles in African communities by creating health awareness through screening and education.