Title: Pediatrics Primary Care Physician
Company: Brigham and Women’s Physician Group
Education: MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2016); MPH in Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015); BS in Biochemistry, University of Maryland (2010); BS in Nutritional Science, University of Maryland (2010)
Career History: Primary Care Physician, Internist, Pediatrician, Brigham and Women’s Physician Group (2020-Present)
Ndang Azang-Njaah, MD, MPH, Pediatrics Primary Care Physician at Brigham and Women’s Physician Group, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.
As a primary care general internist and pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Physician Group since 2020, Dr. Azang-Njaah showcases his passion for public service and public health every day. Through his profession, he has dedicated himself to pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management and prevention, community and public health advocacy, social medicine, health equity, and mentorship.
Dr. Azang-Njaah gravitated toward his professional path due to his parents, immigrants from Cameroon who arrived in the United States in the late 1970s in order to provide their children with advantageous opportunities. Throughout his upbringing, they inspired him to focus on the importance of having a strong community and serving others, particularly those from the Cameroonian community who were striving to build better lives for themselves. Feeling indebted to his parent’s personal sacrifice, he sought out experiences and opportunities that were not only personally enriching but that allowed him to contribute to society. This served as a catalyst to pursue a career in medicine, but doing so would take a great deal of ambition, drive, and hard work. After graduating from high school, he excelled at the University of Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in nutritional science and a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry in 2010. Subsequently, he obtained a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 and then a Doctor of Medicine from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2016.
From 2016 to 2020, Dr. Azang-Njaah gained firsthand experience in the field during his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He considers the completion of his formal medical training, including his schooling and residency, to be the highlight of his career, and he attributes the achievement to his family, friends, and many mentors over the course of 10 years. Despite being early in his career as a physician, he has already made a powerful impact on his patients and the community around him, having been honored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Service in 2021. In addition, he has established himself as a prominent member of such medical groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, and New England Medical Association. On top of his numerous endeavors, he also holds a position as a Fellow for Life in the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, an organization that fosters the abilities of aspiring health professionals with a mission to serve and empower vulnerable people “to live healthier lives and create healthier communities.”
Looking ahead to five years from now, Dr. Azang-Njaah hopes to be well-established in his current role and expand his services to clinician education for resident physicians and medical student trainees. He also strives to be a lead physician advocate when it comes to food and nutrition security efforts as well as historically underserved groups in medicine—through mentorship and community engagement.