Originally, from Louisville, KY, Dr. Mary E. Fleming attended Xavier University of Louisiana for her undergraduate degree. She then relocated to Nashville, TN to complete her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College. To further 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. 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.
Her interests extend outside of the clinical realm as well. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Student National Medical Association and she is currently the President of Reede Scholars, an alumni organization formed by the graduates of several of Harvard’s fellowships in Minority Health Policy. She continues to explore avenues to grow her skill set to serve the vulnerable populations of this country.