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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Nwando Anyaoku is Vice President and the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer for a large health system in the Seattle area. She has been there since 2016 leading the pediatrics and Medicaid strategy.

Prior to that, she served as the physician lead for health equity and community partnerships, which led to her current position.

She is a board-certified pediatrician and professor of pediatrics. Prior to her arrival at her current system, Dr. Anyaoku served as the Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, then as the Medical Director of Pediatrics for CHI Alegent Creighton health system in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Anyaoku received her medical degree from the University of Nigeria. She completed residency training in pediatrics and served as chief resident at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.

She holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Today we will learn about improving health equity and about finding work in the hospital C-suite.

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