Costin Institute, Scholar Cohort 3
Margaret Aguwa, DO completed her osteopathic medical training at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biological Sciences in 1973 and a rotating internship at the TriCounty Hospital in Springfield, Pa. She completed one year of surgical residency prior to establishing a practice in Queens, New York. She joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) as an Assistant Professor in 1976. Dr. Aguwa received her Master of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1979. Dr. Aguwa was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982 and made a Professor in 1991. Dr. Aguwa participated in the AOA Certificate Program in Health Policy in 1996-97. Between 2000 and 2005, Dr. Aguwa served as the Chairperson of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and was named Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Clinical Research at MSUCOM in 2005. Dr. Aguwa is the founder and director of the MSUCOM OsteoCHAMPS Program, a pre-college program geared towards disadvantaged youth with interests in the health professions.
From 2003 till 2007, Dr. Aguwa served on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, for the Bureau of Health Professions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was a grant reviewer for the same Bureau from 1997-2003. Dr. Aguwa was the Chairperson of the AOA Minority Health Advisory Council from 2002-2003 and remains as the Vice Chair for this Council.
Dr. Aguwa interests include medical education, women's health, health care disparities, Health care workforce diversity and academic leadership development. For her years of academic dedication and mentorship support for students, Dr. Aguwa was honored by some of her students who established the Margaret Aguwa Endowed Scholarship at MSUCOM.