Family Medicine

Hazeezat Shittu, MD

CUNY School of Medicine


Hello Everyone! My name is Hazeezat. I was born in Nigeria and migrated to the United States during my early childhood years. I completed my undergraduate training at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and received my medical training at the CUNY School of Medicine in NYC. During this time, I was exposed to the need for quality healthcare in underserved communities and that has since become my passion. In recognizing the importance of health literacy and education, I founded the CUNY School of Medicine’s Mini Medical School to provide health information sessions to members of the community, equipping them with the knowledge to become active participants in their healthcare. I also served as president of the American Medical Women’s Association and spent much of my time volunteering with women and children throughout Harlem. I am interested in all things Family Medicine, especially women's health. I look forward to building relationships with people of all ages and promoting a healthier future for all. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to live music, attending dance classes, painting, and spending time with family and friends. I've heard great things about Rhode Island and I am truly looking forward to spending my next 3 years at Brown!