Life Inspires Greatness
Learning The value of service is the beginning of helping others through medicine
When she was young Dr. Abby Tubman Abisogun emigrated from Liberia, where she saw firsthand the devastation of illness and disease many were faced with during her country’s civil war. Arriving in the U.S., she began pursuing a dream of helping others through medicine. Following completion of her undergraduate degree, she spent a year conducting malaria research at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland before attending Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical school. And throughout her studies, she gave back at every turn, volunteering at local pediatric hospitals and helping others.
Her interests were drawn to endocrinology, a specialty she pursued as a medical resident at Brown University and through extended training at Duke University. She earned Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) and thereby additional skills and expertise in the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Dr. Abby T. Abisogun is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.
Dr. Abisogun was drawn to the field of Endocrinology as a medical resident at Brown University. Many of her clinic patients suffered from diabetes. She discovered that effectively treating a complex condition like diabetes meant providing ongoing education and counseling for her patients while helping them to navigate past barriers in the way of achieving optimal control of their condition. She found these to be some of the most challenging and rewarding patient-doctor interactions. “I view the relationship with my patient as a partnership. We have a common goal that cannot be accomplished without collaboration,” Dr. Abisogun explains.
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