As a young girl, Dr. Abby Tubman Abisogun witnessed firsthand the devastation of illness and disease many were faced with during the civil war in her home country of Liberia, West Africa. She was inspired to make a difference and decided early on that she would become a medical doctor. Dr. Abisogun immigrated with her family to the U.S. at an early age but she held on to her dream of helping others through medicine. She grew up outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she completed high school. She then left Minnesota to pursue her undergraduate studies at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. There, she began to cultivate the Jesuit value of service to others through various activities including volunteering at a local pediatric hospital. Her desire to help others through medicine continued to grow.
After graduation from Loyola University, she spent a year conducting malaria research at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD. Eager to begin her journey through medicine, she moved on to New Jersey where she attended Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical school.
“One of the most important lessons I learned as a medical student was how crucial it is to listen to your patient. I believe that by simply taking time to listen, a doctor can provide healing".
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.
During her sub-specialty training in Endocrinology at Duke University, Dr. Abisogun developed a special interest in thyroid ultrasound and biopsy. 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.
Her interests outside of medicine include traveling and outdoor activites like hiking, biking, and kayaking. She also cherishes time spent at the beach with her husband and two beautiful daughters.More Reviews
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