UMMA Announces New CMO
|Dr. Yohanna Barth-Rogers Named Chief Medical Officer|
UMMA Community Clinic is proud to announce the appointment of Dr.Yohanna Barth-Rogers, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, to the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barth-Rogers joined UMMA as a Family Physician in 2016, providing medical care too many of UMMA’s current patients. Her dedication to and advocacy for our patients, as well as her strong initiative and leadership skills make her an excellent candidate for the CMO position.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Barth-Rogers step into this position at a time of growth and new opportunities for the organization” UMMA’s Chief Executive Officer, Adel Syed, MPPA stated. “Dr. Barth-Rogers’ history in community health is steeped in providing culturally responsive and high-quality care. We look forward to her leadership and growth with UMMA.”
|“UMMA is a beacon of inclusivity and diversity, which I immediately sensed upon joining this organization.”|
– Dr. Barth-Rogers
UMMA Chief Medical Officer
|Dr. Barth-Rogers decided to pursue medicine following her first jobs in healthcare as an outreach worker for homeless women in San Francisco and a mental health worker for severely emotionally disturbed teenagers. The diversity of her life experiences highlights Dr Barth-Rogers’ dedication to providing care in low access areas; from working with homeless youth in Rio De Janeiro, to providing medical care to Native American communities along the Mexico border.|
She believes that medicine is the ultimate unifier and the most basic of human rights. When discussing what originally drew her to work at UMMA, Dr Barth-Rogers states “UMMA is a beacon of inclusivity and diversity, which I immediately sensed upon joining this organization.” She continued, “UMMA remains deeply connected and true to its mission, to treat each human with dignity and respect, while providing high quality medical care. This mission is deeply rooted and visible in the care that we provide and what makes UMMA such a special place to work.”
Dr. Barth Rogers graduated from Smith College with a degree in Philosophy. She received her Medical Degree from the Medical School for International Health in Collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center, a medical education that focused on Global Medicine. Her clinical focus and passions include Addiction Medicine, Women’s Health and increasing access to healthcare in low resource communities. She enjoys being in nature, travelling, spending time with her family, and exercising when she finds the time.
ABOUT UMMA COMMUNITY CLINIC
UMMA was founded in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots by a group of medical and graduate students at UCLA & Charles Drew University, and opened our doors in 1996. Initially operating as a volunteer run, free clinic, today we are a Federally Qualified Health Center governed by a 14-member board, with a chief executive officer and medical officer who lead a staff of more than 60, providing a full array of healthcare services through more than 25,000 annual patient visits in South Los Angeles. UMMA’s mission is to promote the well-being of the underserved by providing access to high-quality health care for all, regardless of ability to pay.