Dr. Njiaju joined UCHealth in 2013. She graduated with honors from the University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine, and completed her Fellowship at The University of Chicago. She is broadly trained in hematology and medical oncology, with a practice focus in breast cancer.
Dr. Njiaju has a practice philosophy focusing on the following:
– treating all patients with the care, compassion, and attention she would provide to a family member.
– ensuring that patients have all the information needed to make the best decision; and that they understand the rationale behind their treatment plan.
– teaching patients to also advocate for themselves on their health journey.
– supporting patients and respecting their personal preference and informed decision making on their health journey.
She firmly believes that her patients are a crucial part of the medical family, and feels honored to partner with them in optimizing health.
In her free time, Dr. Njiaju enjoys spending time with her family, reading non-fiction and historical books, running, cooking and entertaining.
Qualifications and experience
- Blood / Lymphatic System, Cancers, Genetic Conditions and Testing, Hematology and Oncology
University of Chicago Hospital (2011)
Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital (2008)
Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital (2006)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
University of Zimbabwe (2003)
- Clinical interest for patients
Although broadly trained in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Njiaju is particularly interested in the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers. She strongly believes in evidence-based medicine, and in shared decision making between physician and patient in formulating management plans. She is involved in clinical trials, thereby working with other oncologists to improve outcomes for patients affected by cancer. In her career to date, she has published papers in research areas ranging from pharmacogenomics to new drug/regimen development in breast cancer. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2012.
Prior to joining UCHealth, Dr. Njiaju was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of medical oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, she was involved in patient care, teaching and clinical research.