Rita Udom, MD

Assistant Professor of Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Dr Udom
  • Biography

    Dr. Rita Udom's career began when she was a youngster in Africa and England. After she moved to the United States, she stated her career in the Fashion and Entertainment industry, in Africa and Europe, but shifted to the Medical field, urged by her parents, who were a Physician and Nurse Practitioner, who saw the acute shortage of Physicians worldwide.
    Dr. Rita graduated with her MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. She completed her Family Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh, to Los Angeles County to do Emergency, Trauma, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Gynecology and research at the University of Tennessee and Oakridge National Laboratories, in Oakridge, Tennessee. Dr. Udom is working on a book Sister Slim on Amazon and other Additionally, she has participated in various clinical research in Cancer, Sickle Cell, Tropical Disease; and cancer research with Dr. Lijinskey of the National Institute of Health.


  • Research Interests

    Dr. Udom spearheaded the Tropical disease treatment and research program in Nigeria through the Global International Medical Mission projects. She was instrumental in organizing Volunteer physicians, medical experts during the Ebola Epidemic in the Ebola affected areas in Africa. As Associate Director of the Emergency Department in the United States, Dr. Udom loved working with and teaching residents and medical students Clinical Medicine, Medical Ethics, Bedside Manners etc. Dr. Udom is passionate about Holistic Medicine (the whole patient- The Body, Mind/Psyche and Spirit)Dr. Udom believes that all 3-Axis must be in balance for healing to happen, She is involved in Telemedicine in all specialties and facilitates conferences to speak to upcoming pre-med, medical students, Residents and Corporation about Holistic Wellness, all over the country and globally. Dr. Udom is aware of the acute Doctor shortage and the Diversity issues associated with the shortages and working diligently to address this issue. Dr. Udom is active in various non-profit-medical organizations in the US and globally including the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Society. Dr. Rita is involved in various children’s non-profits. And work research with Veterans, Women and Children with PTSD, Autism, ADHD

    Her current research interest revolves around topics such as diminished attention in class, whether intact semantic memory can replace impaired episodic memory, the socio-cultural determinants of aggressive behaviors, socio-cultural influence on suicide, unidentified special needs students, and unconditional positive regard. 

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