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Messan D. Folivi, MD, MHS

Primary Office Location

Main Clinic
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Phone: (225) 246-9240


Dr. Messan Dodji Folivi is a native of Lome, Togo. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Southern University in 2013 as the chief student marshal, and his Masters of Health Sciences Degree in 2014, from Meharry Medical College – School of Graduate Studies and Research in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Folivi earned his Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College – School of Medicine in 2018, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston in 2021.

Dr. Folivi is currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana and Texas. He is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). Dr. Folivi also received a Cancer Research Program Certification from the National Cancer Institute of Bethesda, Maryland in August of 2015.

While not at the office, Dr. Folivi enjoys playing soccer and mountain biking, which he picked up during his time in Tennessee. He is currently engaged to his fiancée, Jessica Poni. He speaks three languages fluently, those being English, French, and Ewe (the native dialect spoken in Togo, Benin and Ghana), but he also speaks a little Spanish, but at a novice level.

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