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Profile of Dr. Oluranti Aladesanmi

Dr. Oluranti Aladesanmi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia , USA and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was born in Nigeria, and graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ife, Nigeria, with an MD in 1986. He practiced as a primary care physician at the St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria till 1992, when he went to New York to pursue his residency training in Internal Medicine. He completed the residency in 1995, earning several awards as an outstanding medical resident.

He was a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio between 2001 and 2006, at the Boston City Hospital / Boston University Health System and the medical director at the Harvard Street Community Health Center from 1996 to 2001. He contributed significantly to improvements in the delivery of healthcare to the largely African American population of the Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury areas of Boston. Oluranti is interested in patient–physician communication, especially when there are cultural differences, and he teaches medical students and residents how cultural competence can improve health outcomes and reduce disparities in health. He was the Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic's Minority Men's Health Center, whose goal is to reduce health disparities.

Dr. Aladesanmi completed a Masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999. His publications include a textbook chapter, Special Health Problems of African Americans a journal article Sarcoidosis: An Update for the Primary Care Physician and Physician-Patient Communication Skills in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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