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Meet Dr. Ugwuji Maduekwe, a trailblazer at the forefront of health equity innovation

February is Black History Month, and The Cigna Group is celebrating the achievements and contributions of African American and Black health care leaders. These contributions are deeply embedded in the fabric and culture of The Cigna Group and ever-present in the work we do on behalf of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve.

Today, The Cigna Group Newsroom staff is proud to spotlight a health care trailblazer: Dr. Ugwuji N. Maduekwe.

Dr. Maduekwe, a surgical oncologist and scholar educated at the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), was the first Black woman to train as a general surgeon at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital – the first in the hospital’s 200+ year history. In addition to practicing as a surgeon, she’s committed to addressing health disparities for traditionally underrepresented communities through research and public health advocacy.

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