Uchenna Emeche, MD

Uchenna Emeche, MD

Associate Medical Director at Family Health Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Georgetown University

Dr. Emeche is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Her passion for women's health, obstetrics, and international health only grew during her time as a resident where she co-led the resident-run Refugee clinic and completed a Women’s Health area of concentration.

While in residency, she also developed an interest in caring for people frequently admitted to the hospital. The gold standard of care did not appear to be enough to keep these patients home and out of the hospital – she pursued further training to uncover why it wasn't enough and what factors led to improved health for these patients. She went on to complete a Healthcare Hot-spotting and Super-Utilizer fellowship where she learned the tools to start tackling the issue of high cost, low quality health care.

Her work at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center centers around primary care redesign, population health, process improvement, care of the medically and/or psychosocially complex patient, and women's health/obstetrics.

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital
Fellowship: Healthcare Hot-Spotting and Super-Utilizer fellowship at the Camden Coalition/Crozer-Keystone Health System/Cooper University Hospital

Scholarly Activity:

  • Emeche, Uchenna. "Point-Counterpoint: Should Health Transformation Efforts Focus on Super-Utilizers?". Annals of Family Medicine. Jan/Feb 2015.
  • Warning, William et al. “Working with the Super-utilizer population: The experience of five Pennsylvania programs”. White Paper. Southeast PA High Utilizer Collaborative, 2014.
  • Emeche, U, Kellum, W. “One Size fits all in healthcare? Using Segmentation to Tailor Appropriate Responsive Care to a Patient Population”. Aetna Foundation Issue Brief, 2014.
  • Emeche, U et al. “Eliminating a Camden city Hotspot – Lessons Learned about the Importance of Segmentation”. American Association of Public Health. Roundtable presentation. October 2014.
  • Emeche, U et al. “Implementing and Refining a Super-utilizer Fellowship”. Society for Teachers in Family Medicine. San Antonio, TX. April 2014.
  • Emeche, U. “Super-utilizer Fellowship: New Direction for Physician Leadership”. Institute for Healthcare Improvement Poster Presentation. Washington, DC. March 2014.
  • Emeche, U, Kellum, W. “Introducing Super-utilizer Concepts: Strategies for Improving Healthcare Delivery”. Family Medicine Education Consortium. Philadelphia, PA. November 2013.
    Cohen, D. Emeche, U. (Reviewer) “Gestational Diabetes”. Dynamed. February 2013.

Professional Activities:

  • Medstar Franklin Square Population Health Committee, 2015-current
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium Complex Patient Care Preconference Planning Committee
  • Family Medicine Education Consortium Superutilizer Learning Committee 2014-current
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System High Utilizer Committee, 2013-14
  • Southeast Pennsylvania High Utilizer Collaborative, 2013-14
  • OB Family and Community Medicine Committee, Resident representative, 2012-2013

International Activities:

  • Imo State Teaching Hospital (Nigeria), February 2014
  • Malamulo Hospital (Makwasa, Malawi), May 2012
  • Mbarara National Referral Hospital (Mbarara, Uganda), May-June 2010
  • Multiple rural clinic sites (outside Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), May 2007