M. Natalie Achong, MD, FACOG

Director of Health Equity
Connecticut State Medical Society
New Haven, CT

“The best example of leadership is by example.  We have the capacity to become a healthcare and wellness leader whether at the home, office or to our community.”

A native New Yorker, M. Natalie Achong, MD graduated with honors from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and received her Doctorate of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and is on faculty at Yale’s department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences.  She has been in academic practice in Connecticut for over fifteen years.

Dr. Achong worked to establish the first National Medical Association society in Connecticut and continues to provide leadership to the membership.  Through her work as the Director of Health Equity for the Connecticut State Medical Society, she developed and executed health equity programs and initiatives.

Dr. Achong is an articulate and engaging speaker as well as a writer.    She served as health editor and columnist for Lifetime Magazine.  Through the “Ask Dr. Natalie” column and as health editor for The Green Magazine and Health Power website, she reached over two million readers.  She has been quoted in several news and medical publications and has appeared on NBC’s Today show.