Dr. Modele Ogunniyi is a Professor of Medicine and Master Physician with the Division of Cardiology at Emory University. She also serves as the Associate Medical Director of Grady’s Heart Failure Program.
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, she obtained a Master of Public Health and a Certificate in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Her postgraduate training includes a preventive medicine fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control, a residency in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, and cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Ogunniyi’s research focuses on examining social determinants of health and eliminating disparities in cardiovascular disease, diversity in clinical trials, palliative care in heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in women. She is passionate about mentorship and creating equitable pathways to diversify the workforce in Medicine. In recognition of her efforts, she received the Emory School of Medicine Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, the R. Wayne Alexander Research Mentoring Award, and the American Medical Women’s Association INSPIRE Award.
She serves as Principal Investigator for several clinical trials and is on the advisory board for the Metro Atlanta Heart Failure Collaborative and the editorial board of Clinical Cardiology. She is an active member and volunteer of many professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and the Association of Black Cardiologists, where she serves on the Board of Directors. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association.
Dr. Ogunniyi serves on several national committees, including as Co-Chair of the National Hypertension Control Roundtable and the ABC Membership Committee. She is also a member of the Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Diversity and Inclusion Committees of the ACC. 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.