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Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP, is a physician and writer whose twin careers in family medicine and international journalism create a unique perspective on the many issues involved in delivering healthcare here and abroad. From an early start covering wars and the plight of refugees for a global news organization, Dr. Mishori went on to study medicine and public health, earning an MHS in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has since built a multi-dimensional career that includes academia, scholarship and national leadership roles in public health, global health, medical education, clinical medicine, underserved populations, and human rights. She is currently director of the Georgetown University Department of Family Medicine's Global Health Initiatives.
One of Dr. Mishori's main areas of interest and expertise is health and human rights and the care of vulnerable populations. She has created curricula, given talks and presentations nationally and internationally, written articles and conducted research on topics related to asylum and refugee care, human trafficking, female-genital mutilation, torture and human rights in medical education. Dr. Mishori is a consulting medical expert for Physicians for Human Rights as part of their program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, their mHealth project, MediCapt and is a active member of PHR's Asylum program.
As a clinician, Dr. Mishori sees patients regularly and serves as an attending physician at the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, precepting residents in the outpatient office and supervising the family medicine inpatient service (including OB) on a rotating basis.
She continues to report and write on health and medicine, publishing more than two- hundred articles over the past decade in the popular press, in addition to her publication of academic papers. Between 2008 and 2011, she was the medical columnist for Parade Magazine. She publishes frequently in the Washington Post, and has taken on assignments for The NY Daily News, AARP – the Magazine, the Huffington Post, and others.
Coincident with her regular duties and having a strong sense of service, Dr. Mishori has been a deeply engaged participant on multiple committees and boards. Those include appointed and elected positions as Chair- Sub-committee on Public Health Issues at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science; AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives; Vice-Convener World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Group on Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine.