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Ada EmarievbeADA UKPAI EMARIEVBE

OB-GYN

MID-ATLANTIC PERMANENTE MEDICAL GROUP-BALTIMORE SERVICE AREA

When Ada Ukpai Emarievbe met a patient who had put off getting a mammogram since the peak of the pandemic for an unrelated appointment, Emarievbe, an OB-GYN in the Baltimore service area of Kaiser Permanente, talked with her about getting that delayed breast cancer screening and the patient was able to complete her mammogram later that same day.

For Emarievbe, that experience is emblematic of her care, especially during the pandemic, where she had to meet a lot of patients where they were to close health care gaps, whether that was in-person, over video, by phone or by electronic messaging.

This care led her to be ranked number one out of 139 OB-GYNs across Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia in member patient satisfaction, something she calls her “biggest honor to date.”

“I care for women of all ages and stages of their lives, and I take the responsibility of caring for them very seriously,” Emarievbe said. “I feel blessed and honored to be part of such a profession.”

Emarievbe has been an advocate for women’s health throughout the pandemic, authoring op-eds across numerous publications calling for increased resources for victims of domestic violence due to pandemic lockdowns, increased HPV vaccination in young adults to prevent cervical cancer and increased awareness of the maternal health struggles facing Black mothers.

Her decision to enter the health care field came from experiences as a child visiting her pediatrician for appointments and her parents’ desire for her to choose a profession that could positively change lives.

By the time Emarievbe worked as a scribe in an emergency department, she knew her love of science and her compassion for people would make the field a good fit.

Emarievbe is a mom of three children, ages 4, 7 and 11.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Health Care Heroes awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.