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Dr. Christine Grace Giordano

Dr. Christine Giordano is an Internal Medicine US board certified practicing physician with extensive experience in health education and migrant health services. She works in primary care and hospital medicine, in Native American health services and in community health centers that primarily serve immigrant communities. She has an interest in managing chronic, non-communicable disease. In addition to her clinical work, she produces medical content for the general public on a variety of health topics. Formerly a clinical faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, she has experience training medical students and residents. Since moving to Ethiopia, she has continued to work clinically while advising and consulting on health systems and health education. She passionate about her work on developing health programs to support improved health outcomes in Ethiopia. 

Dr. Christine earned her doctor of medicine (MD) degree from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She also graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.SC. in Biochemistry and Poverty & Human Capabilities Studies.                               

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Experience Summary

2020-Current

Nordic Medical Center, GoodRx

Addis Ababa

2017-2021

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

2014-2017

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

​PRACTICING INTERNAL MEDCINE SPECIALIST

Full time clinical duties, largely working in ICU on COVID19 patients as well as in outpatient clinical services.

Also advised development partners and consulting firms on health care systems and community based health care.​

Continued to develop medical content for GoodRx aimed at general audience and patient population. Consult the Philadelphia City Fire Fighters Department on overall wellness and fitness for duty.

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE​

Full time clinical duties with time split between two clinics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates, an academic outpatient clinic, and Health Center 2, a federally qualified health center-look alike that offers services to uninsured patients and serves a large immigrant population.  At both sites managing chronic conditions, acute illness, preventative care services, and coordinated care with specialists or arranged inpatient care as needed.​

Precept internal medicine residents at primary care continuity clinics. Teach medical students of Sidney Kimmel Medical School in clinical setting as well as lead small group course in clinical skills.

INTERNAL MECIDINE RESIDENT PHYSICIAN

In addition to her patient care in an inner city hospital, Dr. Christine served Navajo Area Indian (Native American) also known as Indian Health Service (IHS)—an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—providing community based outpatient clinic providing comprehensive healthcare for Members of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

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