Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Clinician Educator


Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH (She/Her/Hers) is Program Director of the Brown Family Medicine Residency. She joined the residency leadership team in 2011, serving as Assistant and Associate Residency Director before becoming Residency Director in 2017. A National Health Service Corps Scholar, Dr. El Rayess worked in RI community health centers for 12 years prior to joining the residency leadership. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of New Mexico Family Medicine Residency and completed a Faculty Leadership Development Fellowship at Brown.  She also has an MPH in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from George Washington University.  Her clinical interests include global health, advocacy, health disparities, anti-racism, reproductive health, LGBTQ health and care of immigrants and refugees. She is the Co-Director of the Scholarly Concentration on Caring for the Underserved at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and volunteer faculty for the student clinic at Clinica Esperanza.  Dr. El Rayess is the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Global health Fellowship. She serves on the Brown Council for Diversity in Medicine and Brown University’s Global Health Initiative Executive Committee. In 2009, Dr. El Rayess and her family spent a year in Lesotho, Africa, where –as assistant residency director – she provided educational support for the development of a Family Medicine Residency in a small, resource-limited medical school. 

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