Dr. Ovini Rodrigo is a general academic pediatrics fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In addition to her clinical, teaching, and research work, she is currently completing a master’s in medical education through the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and plans to complete a master’s in public health through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Rodrigo served as a 2022 Chief Resident for the International Conference on Residency Education Canada (ICRE) and is continuing in the same role for the 2023 conference. She also serves as a Fellow Representative for the Academic Pediatric Association’s FLEAT (Fellowship Leadership, Education, Accreditation) Academy.
Prior to her time at Florida Atlantic, Dr. Rodrigo completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Duke University, as well as a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University. As a medical student, Dr. Rodrigo was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, awarded the 2017 Student Talon Leadership Award, and awarded the Luther W. Holloway Award. She credits her faculty mentors during medical school as the inspiration for her pursuit of a career in academic medicine and medical education. Dr. Rodrigo completed her pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. She served as the inaugural Chief Resident for the Primary Care L.E.A.D. (Leaders Evaluating and Addressing Disparities) residency program and earned a Distinguished Resident Educator Award for her dedication to teaching.
Dr. Rodrigo’s passion for writing was also recognized during residency, winning the Susan Love Writing Contest organized by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) with her essay titled “Everything I Need to Know to be a Good Doctor, I Learned from My Mother”. She also published an article in Pediatrics on the impact of the early COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity in children.