Dr. Mary E. Fleming is an ardent champion of health equity. As President of the Reede Scholars, (2014- present) she hosts their interactive podcast, Reede Scholars Live! The platform promotes discussion of a variety of health equity topics with experts across the country. The organization continues to develop strategies for collective action among the Scholars to address health equity and social justice.
She completed her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College. Due to her interests in eradicating health inequities and improving healthcare for the underserved, she matriculated to Harvard Medical School as a Commonwealth Fellow in Minority Health Policy where she also obtained a Masters in Public Health. She practiced in Norristown, PA for four years before deciding to transition to a full-time locum tenens physician. In this capacity, she has worked in several states across the country. This practice model also allowed her to travel to Kenya for six months to volunteer with Our Lady of Lourdes Mission Hospital in Mutomo.
An international traveler, Dr. Fleming currently serves as a clinical Ob/Gyn in shortage areas in the northeast region. She continues to explore avenues to grow her skill set to serve the vulnerable populations of this country and globally, and recently, joined Cayaba Care as Founding Medical Director, based in Philadelphia, PA. Cayaba Care works to bridge the gap in maternal health by offering home based care.