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 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 be a full-time locum tenens physician. Her clinical work has taken her across several states including Maryland, Kentucky, Maine, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Montana. Abroad, she volunteered with CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, in Mutomo, Kenya.

Currently, she is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for Cayaba Care, a maternal health start-up, in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, 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. In 2021 she became Director of the Leadership Development to Advance Equity in Health Care Program in the Executive and Continuing Professional Education department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As an ardent champion of health equity, she continues to explore avenues to grow her skill set in order to serve the vulnerable populations of this country and globally.