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Doee Kitessa, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Administrative Title:

Program Director for Diversity, Inclusion & Women's Empowerment

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor


419 W Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

  • Harvard University, B.S. 2003
  • Universisty of Maryland school of Medicine, M.D. 2009
  • University of Maryland  Medical Center, Deparmtent of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Residency Training 2013
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Global Women's Health Fellowship 2015

Board Certification

         - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016


Dr. Kitessa is a general obstetrician and gynecologist caring from women of all ages with clinical interests that include care of women in pregnancy, care of adolescents, family planning & contraception, and cervical dysplasia. She also participates in global health activities in Rwanda.

Highlighted Publications

  1.  Hill, W., Ellis, D., Kress, C., Kitessa, D., Washington, S., Erber, S., Hays, C., Rulisa, S., Bagame, P., The Role, Opportunities, Accomplisments, and Implications Worldwide of the Obstetrician- Gynecologist in the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda. Abstract accepted for presentation at FIGO World Congress, Vancouver, Canada 2015.
  2. Mednick, L., Peterson, L., Kitessa, D., Cogen, F., Henderson, C., and Streisand, R. A day in the life of a parent of a very young child with type 1 diabetes.  Poster  accepted  for  presentations  at  the biannual meeting of the Child Health Conference, Gainesville, FL 2006
  3. Tercyak, K.P., Sampilo, M., Green, M., Beck-Heyman, M., Brown, A., Kitessa, D., Prahlad, S., and Wine, L., and Streisand, R. Appyling a behavioral epidemiology framework to research phases in a child health psychology: Toward promoting better health and preventing disease. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Clinical Specialty Details

General Women's Medical Care, Disorders of the female reproductive system, care of pregnant women