Okeoma Mmeje, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was named U-M Medical Group's associate chief clinical officer for health equity.
Okeoma Mmeje, M.D., M.P.H. has been named the U-M Medical Group's associate chief clinical officer for health equity, effective January 1, 2022.
Dr. Mmeje completed her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, followed by an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a Reproductive Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
She joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a faculty member in 2013 and began leading the department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives in 2016. As the Associate Chair for DE&I, Dr. Mmeje has led the development and implementation of strategic programs that are centered on creating, implementing, and assessing DE&I initiatives to foster an environment where all are welcomed, accepted, valued, and supported. In this role, Dr. Mmeje has fostered the personal education and development of faculty, staff, and trainees along the allyship spectrum to improve the care and experiences of the patients we serve by elevating the awareness of and impact of implicit bias on health and patient experiences.
As the ACCO for Health Equity, Dr. Mmeje brings her enthusiasm, collaborative spirit, commitment, and interdisciplinary leadership to promote equity in access and care delivery, reduce disparities, and provide oversight throughout the University of Michigan Medical Group ambulatory care delivery system. She is excited to partner with the other health system leaders and team members to reduce health disparities with established best practices and standards across clinical areas.