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Rose Nganga, MD, PhD | Department of Medicine

Rose Nganga, MD, PhD

Rose Nganga, MD, PhD


Rose is originally from Kenya and came to the United States on scholarship given her academic promise. After excelling in college in Columbia, SC she went on to complete a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with the Medical University of South Carolina.

Her research work focused on understanding the mechanism of sphingolipids modulation in Fingolimod-mediated cancer cell death. Given a growing interest in clinical oncology, she decided to pursue medical school and matriculated in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where she has continued to excel. She was selected to serve on her medical school’s Admissions Evaluations Committee and volunteered with Hospice as a patient companion. She has been recognized by her peers for her outstanding patient care with induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Rose plans a career in Hematology/Oncology with a focus on Global Health and care to the underserved.

Outside of medicine, Rose enjoys gardening, Zumba (she was a prior instructor), podcasts and music, and cooking.

  • Undergraduate

    Benedict College

  • Graduate School

    Medical University of South Carolina

  • Medical School

    University South Carolina