Adora Otiji, MD, MPH, FAAFP, joined Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in 2021 as an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Foundations. Dr. Otiji, a family physician from Maryland, USA, previously served as a family medicine clerkship preceptor for RUSM since 2017.
In 2005, she graduated from Emory University with dual degrees in medicine and public health (MD/MPH). Dr. Otiji went on to complete her family medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center before working as a staff physician at Patient First urgent care facilities for several years.
In 2011, Dr. Otiji was appointed medical director of Omni Medical Center and Omni Primary and Urgent Care. Dr. Otiji is also active with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) on a national and state level (Maryland Academy of Family Physicians) and has been awarded degree of fellow by the AAFP (FAAFP). Dr Otiji was chosen as an AAFP vaccine science fellow 2019-2020, where she learned about government and industry vaccine regulations as well as the public health threat of growing vaccine hesitancy in the public.
Fueled by a passion for teaching, Dr. Otiji is excited to expand her role in education and hopes to bring the clinics to RUSM’s medical students in the preclinical years as they continue their journey toward becoming a physician.