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Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS
Dr. Ranit Mishori 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 M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has since added an academic aspect to her career, as an Associate Professor and member of the Georgetown teaching faculty.

A graduate of the Georgetown University/Providence hospital Family Medicine Residency, she is currently director of the Department of Family Medicine's Global Health Initiatives, where she has initiated and leads various collaborative projects internationally. Previously, she was the Family Medicine Clerkship Director for two years, and directed or co-directed other courses.

As a clinician, Dr. Mishori she sees patients regularly at a University-owned practice in Northwest DC. She also 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 extensively on health and medicine, publishing more than 200 articles over the past decade in the popular press, in addition to her publication of academic papers. Between 2008 and 2011, she was the staff 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, and others. She often represents Georgetown on TV, radio, print and web-based news outlets.

At Georgetown, Dr. Mishori has been particularly focused on teaching and curriculum development at all levels of medical and post-graduate education. At the same time, she has pursued scholarly work, research and mentoring. She is the recipient of several academic awards, including the John Eisenberg Memorial Career Development Award, The STFM-NE Emerging Leader Award, The Georgetown University School of Medicine International Programs Award, the Natural Medicine Recognition Award, and the Residency Teaching Excellence Award.

Coincident with her regular duties and having a strong sense of service, Dr. Mishori has volunteered her time as an attending physician at the student-run free clinic, as a frequent medical asylum evaluator, and on various health-related advisory boards. Dr. Mishori’s professional interests include: health and human rights, care of the underserved, preventive health, public health in medical education and patient education. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.

Entries by Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

When It Comes to Rape Myths, The U.S. Is No Better Than Conflict Zones

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 6:19 PM

By Hope Ferdowsian and Ranit Mishori

Last week, the first man ever convicted of rape in war by the International Criminal Court - Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced to 18 years in prison. His sentence followed a Guatemala court's ruling one month earlier, in...

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Sexual Violence: From the Exam Room to the Courtroom and the Bumpy Road in Between

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 9:30 AM

To mark this year's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25, 2105) and the ensuing 16 days of activism, I wanted to highlight one issue that affects millions of women who fall victim to sexual violence: the challenges faced in getting the...

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No Z-Pak for You!*

(32) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 3:20 PM

(*Unless you absolutely need it)

I've had this conversation hundreds, if not thousands, of times. It usually goes like this:

Patient: "I've had congestion for five days now... I have sinusitis, and I need some antibiotics. I have to get better before my trip/important presentation/meeting/wedding/party."

Me: "It is most...

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Women and Toilets. A Tale of Two Worlds.

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 6:04 PM

By: Ranit Mishori and Tanvi Nagpal

The scene at the Boston Ballet the other day was not unusual: a long line of women waiting to use the bathroom. Surprisingly, and with the help of a wonderful bathroom attendant who used a microphone to call out available stalls by number,...

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&#%^ happens!

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 10:56 AM

What do you do when you have a major health problem you want highlighted that involves the death of more than a million children?

Use humor?

But what's so funny about more than a million children dying every year? Nothing, except that is has to do with poop....

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Youth Sports Injuries: What a Headache!

(17) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 8:17 AM

A single rebound changed teenager Tracy Yatsko's life. It was Jan. 10, 2005. Two minutes to go till half time in a hard-played game where she -- a tenth-grade starting forward for the Tamaqua Lady Raiders of Penn Township, Penn. -- left the ground momentarily while jumping for the ball,...

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If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell

(22) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 9:53 AM

This was the man's third visit to my family medicine clinic. He was a middle-aged Latino man, a construction worker. I was a second-year resident and I just couldn't figure out what was going on with this man: daily headaches, near constant abdominal pain, some depression symptoms. His physical exam...

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Time for Total Medicine -- Get Family Medicine Out of the Shadows

(7) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 2:14 PM

With input from Laurence Bauer

It happened again the other night. At dinner with friends and a few people I didn't know, I was asked the routine Washington, D.C. question: "So what do you do?" Even as I answered, I knew what would come next.

Me: "I'm a family...

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