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Makda Majette 09C

Family Physician and HIV Specialist | Chen Senior Medical Center | Miami, FL

Makda Majette is a mission-driven, lifelong learner. She strives to help underserved populations live longer and healthier lives. At Emory, she was an international studies major with a double minor in community building and social change and global health. These experiences inspired her to obtain a dual MD/MPH degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Gillings School of Public Health.

After training at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Family Medicine Residency Program, she was the medical director for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Majette is now a primary care physician with Chen Senior Medical Center, providing comprehensive primary care to seniors. She is also raising awareness and supporting civilians affected by the famine and humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

“Emory provided experiences and skills that shaped my character development and drive. Among my experiences were the Community Building and Social Change Fellowship, Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum, and studying abroad in Morocco with the Institute for Developing Nations Scholarship. More important, the relationships I developed with colleagues and faculty shaped my experience. My favorite professor, Dr. Victor Corces, never doubted I could pursue a career in medicine and assisted with my comprehensive letter of recommendation after graduation. I appreciate all these experiences, which have laid the foundation for my current career.”