Dr. Sophina Manheimer Calderon is Diné (Navajo) from Tuba City, Arizona and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. She obtained her medical degree at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. She trained as a family physician with an emphasis in women’s health and global health.
Dr. Calderon currently works in multiple clinical settings at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. She is the Deputy Chief of Staff and is the co-chair for the Medical Staff Credentialing Subcommittee. She is the HIV officer for TCRHCC providing subspecialized HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention for adults and adolescents on the Western Navajo Nation.
With a commitment to global health, Dr. Calderon also serves on medical brigades to Honduras with her University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program. Previously a resident physician participant, she now supervises family medicine residents on a mission to improve the health and welfare of a southwest rural community of Honduras called San Jose San Marcos de la Sierra. The program teaches its resident physicians the skills necessary to help other communities improve their health, a skill that Dr. Calderon is grateful to bring back to her hometown community of Tuba City.
Dr. Calderon received the 2017 Humanitarian Award from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry which recognizes dedication to providing medical care to the underprivileged and underserved.
Most recently, she has been assisting the Epi Reponse Team at TCRHCC with their COVID-19 response to the pandemic. Her focus has been on community education and outreach.
CHR ECHO Program
Dr Sophina Calderon is faculty with the Community Health Representative ECHO Program which is designed for non-clinical staff in key behavioral or community health positions. Over the course of five sessions, this program offers critical updates on HIV, STIs, HCV, SUD, and 2SLGBTQ health services.