Mary E. Fleming, MD, MPH

Reede Scholars

Leadership Development to Advance Equity in Health Care
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A Louisville, KY native, Dr. Mary E. Fleming, completed her undergraduate degree at Xavier University of Louisiana, 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 Master in Public Health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.  She practiced as a generalist in a Norristown, PA community hospital 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.

As an ardent champion of health equity, Fleming currently serves in clinical Ob/Gyn 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. 

In addition to her clinical work, she consults as a medical expert reviewer, physician editor and leads a non-profit, Reede Scholars. As President of the Reede Scholars, she develops strategies for collective action among the Scholars to address health equity and social justice.