Ahizechukwu C Eke, M.B. ChB., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine with areas of clinical and research expertise in medical and surgical complications of pregnancy with a focus on prediction and prevention of preterm birth, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacomicrobiomics, maternal-fetal medicine, multiple pregnancies, obstetric ultrasound and HIV in pregnancy.
Dr. Eke earned his undergraduate degree from Federal Government College, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria, and his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Calabar, Nigeria. He completed two obstetrics and gynecology residencies – at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria (2005-2010) and at Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital, which he completed in 2016, and then completed Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 2019. He earned an MPH from the Harvard University School of Public Health in 2011, and a PhD in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) in 2021. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2019.
Dr. Eke serves on a number of national and international boards and committees. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Delta Omega Alpha (DOA), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American Public Health Association (APHA), the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS), and the Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He currently serves on the Committee on Practice Bulletins (CPG) of ACOG, and is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) committee on 'Developing a framework to address legal, ethical, regulatory, and policy issues for research specific to pregnant and lactating Persons'. Dr. Eke is an editorial board member of Obstetrics and Gynecology (the Green Journal) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM Evidence). He is an active member of NIH study sections.
Dr. Eke has published several articles in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine journals, and written numerous textbook chapters. He is a journal reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals in his specialty, including Obstetrics & Gynecology (Green Journal), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gray Journal), and the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.