Magdala Chery

Dr. Chery is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a highly sought-after speaker with over 10 years of speaking experience and is currently a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Most recently, she served as an assistant professor of medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and was named one of South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs in 2018 and 2019.

Dr. Chery is passionate about expanding the conversation on primary care and health in minority communities outside the exam room. She has an interest in evaluating policy to address trauma-informed care for Black women and expanding the integration of mental health in primary care. Dr. Chery is also the founder and chief operating officer of Not Just a Black Body. Through the #NotJustABlackBody campaign, she has been lending her voice and platform as a physician and as someone who has directly been impacted by COVID-19 to boldly address racism in the healthcare system and the impact COVID-19 has had on Black and Brown communities.

Dr. Chery received her medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine) in 2014 and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut in 2017.

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