Dotun Ogunyemi, MD, currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
He was recently the DIO & Associate CMO at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and former Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at the California of University of Science and Medicine.
Previously he served in David Geffen School of Medicine for over 13 years, on the Medical Education Curriculum committee, as the Vice Chair of the Students Thesis program and the faculty Advisor for the Center of Educational Development and Research. In Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he served as the Vice-chair of education in the department of OBGYN and was responsible for CME and faculty development.
In Beaumont Health, Michigan; he served as Systems Vice Chair for OBGYN and facilitated the implementation of faculty development processes such as TeamSTEPPS and simulation training. He also started and was the program director of the ACGME Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship.
He has given faculty development and wellness programs workshops nationally such as at ACGME, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (CREOG APGO) and USC Innovations in medical Education. He is a certified Master TeamSTEPPS trainer and emotional intelligence coach who has published a book as well as many peer review publications on the topic. His research interests include medical education; disparities, equity, and population health; patient safety; wellness and leadership; and clinical medicine topics and has approximately 100 peer review publications in these areas of study.
Currently, he is on the editorial board of Journal of the Graduate Medical Education (JGME), and American Journal of Perinatology and a merit reviewer for PCORI. His current professional service include: ACOG Committee on Women’s Preventive Services Implementation; ACOG District IX Patient Safety Committee; AGME CLER voluntary site visitor, ACGME Medically Underserved Area/Populations committee; Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Emerging Leaders Program Advisory Group; Executive committee of National Medical Association (NMA) OBGYN section; Chair, NMA Educational Council; APGO Diversity Task force; and member of the American Board of Medical Specialties Committee on Certification (COCERT). He is founder of the DOF Foundation that has the goal of supporting foster families, helping the homeless community, and increasing the number of underrepresented students who matriculate into medical school.
Dotun Ogunyemi is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine. He obtained his MD degree from College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed a residency in OBGYN at King Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.