Louito Edje, M.D., MHPE, FAAFP
Louito Edje, MD, MHPE, FAAFP is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she holds dual appointments as Professor-Educator in the Department of Medical Education and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Additionally, she holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is a board-certified family physician and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She was named Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Family Physician of the Year.
Dr. Edje began college at age 16 at Michigan State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She is a double alumna (MD 1995, MHPE 2017) from the University of Michigan Medical School where she served as president of the student body, president of the Medial Center Alumni Society and was an active member of the Admissions Executive Committee. She completed her family medicine training with honors at the Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency, where she subsequently returned to serve as program director for seven years. Dr. Edje is the founding program director of the St. Luke’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency and led a team that graduated over 50 board-certified family physicians during her tenure.
Dr. Edje has used her voice for advocacy of patients, colleagues and the medical profession for over 25 years. She is currently an Ohio Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA), and was appointed by the AMA Board of Trustees, to the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)’s Family Medicine Residency Review Committee.
Her professional interests include utilizing her Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) to further evidence-based teaching and health policy. Her daughter is a rising senior at Miami University and her husband, Sylvester, is an attorney with specializations in both tax and employment law.