Excellence in Humanitarian Services
This award winner has partnered with the Atlanta Latin American Association to provide education about COVID-19 to the Hispanic population.
Ingrid Pinzon, MD, FACP, CHCQM-PHYADV, graduated from medical school at National University of Colombia in 1998, and practiced medicine in her country until 2006 when she moved to the United States. She completed her training in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in 2014. Dr. Pinzon is currently a hospitalist and the medical director of care coordination at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Throughout her career, she has been consistent with a meaningful community engagement, with a focus on underserved Hispanic communities and those who are hesitant to engage with the health care system. She has partnered with the Atlanta Latin American Association, working directly to provide education about COVID-19 to the Hispanic population, including Facebook live educational sessions and food drives education.
Her reputation and air of authoritative kindness has resulted in multiple interviews for COVID-19 safety and vaccination community education in both English and Spanish media, including Univision, Fox 5 News, and Telemundo. In collaboration with the Gwinnett Public Library system, she has presented and recorded culturally competent Spanish-language diabetes and COVID-19 information presentations that are aired on YouTube. As both a physician and a humanitarian, Dr. Pinzon has used her expertise to improve care and outreach to underserved communities.