Dr. Orode Doherty

Dr. Orode Doherty is a US Board-Certified Pediatrician and Public Health Physician and Founder and Medical Director of Ingress Health Partners. Here she is working on expanding integrated comprehensive primary healthcare employing a continuity-of-care model incorporating anticipatory guidance and behavior change at community level, integrating this with technology and expanded partnerships to optimize outcomes. She is also the founder of The African Children’s Hospitals Foundation, established with the aim of significantly expanding access for children in Africa to quality specialty care at designated dedicated Pediatric centers. She received Pediatric training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where she was an award-winning Pediatric resident and clinician. As pioneer Pediatrician in ICAP, Columbia University, she led teams that established over 100 maternal and newborn care clinics for mothers living with HIV in several states in Nigeria, creating curricula for training health providers and tools for supervision. Until recently she was Country Director for Africare Nigeria, where she provided thoughtful leadership around enhancing the capacity of women and their families to improving health and livelihoods through behavior change, education and enhanced access to resources and technology. At Africare, she worked extensively with youth programs integrating sports and life skills. Her 28-year professional career has spanned clinical and academic pediatrics, health and hospitals systems strengthening, community development, establishing livelihoods and the promotion of life skills in youth. She is a Fellow and a moderator of the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa and the  Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also a moderator of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Program in Nigeria, a fellowship for young people committed to public service.  She holds a Master’s in Public Health (Maternal & Child Health) from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.