Elizabeth Ogunsanya, M.D.

Elizabeth Ogunsanya, M.D.

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services

“Ba wo ni!,” which means hello in Yoruba, and is the native language my family speaks and is the ethnic group I belong to in Nigeria. I was born at PG hospital in Cheverly, Maryland and grew up in the local area. I went to high school in Lagos, Nigeria and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh majoring in biology and anthropology. I completed a post-baccalaureate program at Drexel in Philadelphia for 1 year prior to attending The George Washington University for medical school in our Nation’s capital. A career in medicine came naturally to me because my mother is a pediatrician. I had the privilege of watching her complete residency and found her own practice. As an emergency medicine and pediatrics combined resident, my career interest includes adult emergency medicine and primary care pediatrics. I also have a great interest in global health and have been on multiple international medical trips, in addition to hosting an annual Christmas Charity Ball in Nigeria to raise money for orphanages in need. Last, but certainly not least, I am passionate about social justice and using my roll as a physician to advocate for fair treatment of minority and vulnerable populations in America. Black lives matter. In my spare time I like to play candy crush on my phone and watch Nigerian movies. I am extremely passionate about fitness and am a certified group fitness instructor. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I taught an “Afrobeat” spin class at my local gym. I also have been an AAU basketball coach for high school age girls in PG county. I have recently picked back up playing the keyboard and outdoor running. If you see me around the hospital please say hello!