Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Population Health
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo MD, MPH, is the director of the global health training program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. She is also an attending at the children's hospital.
Over her career, Dr. Uwemedimo has served as a consultant for maternal and newborn health initiatives in Africa. She conducted a three-year study on the health and psychosocial needs of children with developmental disorders living with HIV/AIDS in Africa with the National Institute of Health and practiced pediatric medicine in the Dominican Republic, Malawi, Nigeria, Cuba and Kenya.
Dr. Uwemedimo holds several administrative leadership positions including serving as co-director of the Resident Scholarly Oversight Committee at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and a member of the Global Health Pediatric Education Group Steering Committee for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.
She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he Academic Pediatric Association and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is a journal referee for the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and the Global Health Action.
Dr. Uwemedimo has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Leonard and Sophie Davis Award for medical students encompassing qualities of compassion, empathy and professionalism from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and the PRIDE from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Training Award.
She holds a bachelors degree in biomedical sciences from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City University of New York, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Boston Medical Center/Children’s Hospital Boston. She completed a research fellowship in health services research while completing a master’s degree in population and family health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.