2021 Convocation Speaker
Ngozi F. Anachebe, Pharm.D, MD, FACOG
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs
Morehouse School of Medicine
This year’s 2021 Convocation Speaker for Morehouse School of Medicine has truly walked the path of this incoming class, and many others that have come to this institution, with a passion for not only healthcare, but our mission to lead the advancement of health equity.
Dr. Ngozi F. Anachebe is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and holds the faculty rank of Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She was most recently appointed to the role of Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs.
Dr. Anachebe, who began her medical career at Morehouse School of Medicine as a student, has served the Morehouse School of Medicine family for more than 20 years in progressive leadership roles. She has served as Chief Resident, Ob/Gyn Clerkship Director, Assistant and Associate Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Anachebe received her medical education, internship, and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. She also holds a Pharm.D. degree from Mercer University, College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.
In her years of inspiring service to Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Anachebe has shepherded countless students along the path to becoming exceptional public health professionals, biomedical scientists, clinical researchers, practitioners, and academicians. Professionally, Dr. Anachebe's clinical and research interests include pharmacotherapeutics, disparities in reproductive health outcomes, obesity, menopausal treatment, and predictors of medical student success. She partners with patients to provide them individualized, comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care, and has worked to empower her patients to take a leading role in their care by educating them about their conditions.
Dr. Anachebe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She practices General Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Anachebe serves as a Co-Investigator on the Morehouse School of Medicine’s multi-year Health Research Services Administration Careers Opportunity Program grant. She is an original member of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) MCAT Validity Committee and has significantly improved the holistic review of medical school applicants. She has published and presented nationally on this subject, educating and encouraging medical schools on the importance of class diversity and successfully training students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Anachebe is passionate about improving reproductive health outcomes for women who come from underserved backgrounds and vulnerable segments of the population.
Dr. Anachebe’s mentorship and leadership has garnered her praise and recognition from students and industry colleagues. She has been recognized as Faculty Advisor of the Year Award from the graduating MD classes of 2009 and 2014, Most Influential Clinical Faculty Member and Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards from the Class of 2015, Outstanding OB/GYN Faculty Member Award from the graduating MD class of 2019, and Outstanding Advisor Award from the MD Class of 2020. She is the recipient of the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District IV, the Morehouse School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus award, and the 2019 Leadership Award from the National Medical Association, Region III. Dr. Anachebe is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Mercer University College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors, and is a 2020 graduate of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program.
Dr. Anachebe has been the driving force behind Morehouse School of Medicine’s student recruitment, undergraduate medical education experience, and student support services. Her leadership and commitment to ensuring Morehouse School of Medicine recruits, educates, and trains professionals dedicated to our mission is evident in our alumni who continue to serve in underserved communities, practice in primary care and core specialties, and advocate for policies, systems, and solutions that advance equity.