Dr. Marisa Rogers completed her undergraduate and medical education at Emory University and her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently an Associate Professor in Clinical Medicine at HUP.
What made you interested in your current field of medicine?
I always knew I wanted to be a primary care physician. I really enjoy forming relationships with patients and providing care over a longitudinal period of time. The many factors that influence health such as economic status, education, and access to medical care are of interest to me. I am interested in the physician’s role in addressing these barriers. I found General Internal Medicine a good fit for these reasons.
What do you enjoy about working in the UPHS-CHOP system?
I like academic medicine because of the flexibility and variety of work that is possible. I am able to see patients, teach medical students and residents, work towards increasing diversity and building community in the Internal Medicine residency program and work on projects to improve ambulatory care. Specifically at Penn I like and respect my colleagues very much. It is great to have a network of intelligent forward-thinking colleagues to ask questions and bounce ideas off of.
What are some of your favorite things to do in Philly?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I’m married and have two young children who definitely keep me busy. My parents and brother live close by, so I am fortunate that I get to spend time with them frequently. I enjoy reading and am an active member of my neighborhood book club.