Tochi Iroku-Malize MD, MPH
Tochi Iroku-Malize is the Chair of the newly created Family Medicine Department at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and Northwell Health. She is also the Program Director for their Family Medicine Residency Program at Southside Hospital.
A native of Brooklyn, Dr. Iroku-Malize received her medical education at the University of Nigeria. After completing an internship at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital in Trinidad & Tobago and residency at Southside Hospital, she obtained an MPH from Columbia University in Health Policy and Management and is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Her career began as a hospitalist at Southside Hospital. She was a member of the inaugural class of Fellows of Hospital Medicine from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in 2009 and rose to the rank of Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine in 2010. She helped develop the “Hospitalist 101” course for hospitalists in Northwell Health She was a member of the Leadership Committee of SHM for two years and is currently serving her second term on the FM Task Force of SHM.
While working as a hospitalist, Dr. Iroku-Malize remained an active faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Southside, eventually becoming Associate Director of the program. In this capacity, she became certified as a Simulation Specialist and incorporated simulation into the medical education program. She also obtained a White Belt in Six-Sigma and Core Management Certification in 2008.
Dr. Iroku-Malize was instrumental in revising the AAFP Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents, and she has received recognition for her curricular innovations. She has presented numerous topics on clinical medicine, public health, health care systems and academic medicine locally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Iroku-Malize has been an active member of the New York State Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP) since serving as President of the Resident Chapter in 2001. In addition to her work on several NYSAFP commissions including those on Public Health, Leadership and Education, she served as 2008-2009 Chair of the Board of the NYSAFP. Dr. Iroku-Malize has been a representative to the AAFP National Conference of Special Constituencies and is currently a member of the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development. She is also an active member of the American College of Physician Executives, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Association of Family Medicine Program Directors, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Team Based Learning Collaboration, American Medical Association, and American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.