Mutiya Olorunfemi, M.D.

Mutiya A. Olorunfemi, M.D.

Class of 2025
Meharry Medical College


Hello! My name is Mutiya Ayoka Olatokunbo Olorunfemi. Besides the three years I lived in Lagos, Nigeria, I grew up in sunny south Florida. For my undergraduate education, I attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida (#GoBulls). Here I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. After graduation, I took the “traditional” route to obtaining my medical degree and attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee (#MeharryMade). Like many that have taken and will take the Hippocratic Oath, it seems like I came out of the womb desiring to be a physician. I truly cannot think of a point in my childhood or early adulthood where I was not active in my pursuit of medicine. Though, I like to say that my experiences living in Lagos, Nigeria gave my purpose a purpose. It was here that I discovered the type of physician I wanted to be or, better yet, what being a physician meant to me. Experiencing firsthand the realities of health disparities and the disastrous outcomes they have on the vulnerable and economically disenfranchised populations they plague due to inequitable healthcare systems and/or poor healthcare infrastructures, becoming a physician devoted to treating underserved and vulnerable populations became my purpose. This realization ultimately led me to family medicine. With family medicine, the limits of my scope of practice are minimized and, consequently, the impact that I can have on improving the health of underserved communities is maximized. Outside of medicine, I enjoy going on walks with my dog Ella, cooking, watching hours upon hours of tv. When I can, I always jump on the opportunity to travel internationally or to travel back home to visit my friends and family.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests
  • Underserved care
  • Global health
  • Academic medicine
  • Women's health and maternity care
  • Health Policy and advocacy
  • Public health 
  • Preventative medicine
  • Community Medicine
Research Interests
  • Health disparities
  • Racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Implicit bias and racial disparities in health care


Medical School

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn., 2022

14700 East Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118