Niko Gaffga, MD, FAAFP, MPH

I am a family medicine physician working in the primary care outpatient setting in the Atlanta area. I graduated in 2005 from the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Arizona where I received training in pediatric medicine, adult medicine, women’s health, and delivered more than 100 babies. Over the years I have developed interest and expertise in women’s health and designing innovative strategies to deliver high quality health care to women. I have worked in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Africa and have become a strong proponent of improving the Menstrual Experience.

The idea for this course was born many years ago when I realized limitations many clinicians, including myself, have in providing effective Menstrual Health to our patients. Although I have never experienced a Menstrual Cycle myself, I have dedicated my career to listening to the words and experiences of my patients. I use my knowledge as a generalist physician to identify effective Menstrual Solutions from diverse areas of medicine. I believe that improving the Menstrual Experience is fundamental to helping women and men who menstruate to participate in the activities they wish to participate in. It also makes society a richer place to receive the benefit of their contributions. I developed this course to share the knowledge and experience I have developed over the years. I want to be a spark for participants to re-envision the Menstrual Cycle and improve their own Menstrual Experience and that of their patients.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, playing tennis, listening to music, spending time in nature, and taking courses from the Teaching Company.