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Gina Allegretti, MD

Medical Writer, Health Guide

Gina Allegretti is a board-certified physician and a Medical Writer at Ro. A lifetime New Yorker, she completed her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, Pediatrics residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, and Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. Her passion for infectious disease ensures that she never passes up a chance to share microbe-related trivia or humor. During her clinical career she worked at inpatient and outpatient settings, often with a focus on treating underserved populations, educating patients and families, and training future physicians. Prior to joining Ro, Dr. Allegretti served as a Course Director and Professor at the CUNY School of Medicine in Manhattan, where she remains an adjunct faculty member. She hails from Staten Island, New York, and lives amidst a large group of boisterous, traditional Italian family members (meaning frequent unexpected family drop-ins are the norm and privacy is a myth!). When she isn’t writing, Dr. Allegretti can be found crocheting for a cause, baking hundreds of holiday cookies, avidly reading mystery/fantasy/sci-fi, and being a dog mom to her Havanese, Cooper.

Education

  • Undergrad: B.S. in Biology from Wagner College (summa cum laude)
  • Medical school: M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Pediatrics residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Professional accomplishments

  • Clinical Professor, CUNY School of Medicine, 2017-2021 
  • Co-Director of Organ Systems, CUNY School of Medicine, 2017-2021
  • Chair of USMLE Coaching Committee, CUNY School of Medicine, 2018-2021
  • Appointed to Pediatric Infectious Diseases Boards Standard Setting Committee, American Board of Pediatrics, 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Clerkship, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014-2015
  • Named Fellow of the Year at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Clerkship, St George University School of Medicine, 2007-2011

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