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Ahizechukwu C Eke, M.B.B.Ch., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)

Male

Languages: English, Igbo

Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Interests

Preterm birth; Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacodynamics; Pharmacoepidemiology; Pharmacogenomics; Pharmacomicrobiomics; HIV in pregnancy; Maternal Health Policy; Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy ...read more

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Dr. Ahizechukwu Eke is an Assistant Professor with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. His areas of clinical and research expertise include prediction and prevention of preterm birth, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacomicrobiomics, HIV in pregnancy, Maternal Health Policy, and medical and surgical complications 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 at the Harvard University School of Public Health, and is completing his PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI). He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board eligible in maternal-fetal medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2019.

Dr. Eke serves on a number of national boards and committees. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association, the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American Public Health Association, and the Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently on the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Health Policy Committee, and serves on the Genetics committee of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an active member of several international organizations, including the Cochrane Collaboration and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). He is a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS).

Dr. Eke has published many articles in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine journals, and written numerous textbook chapters. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Maternal Health, Neonatology & Perinatology journal. 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.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MBBCh, University of Calabar (2003)

Residencies

  • Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2010)
  • Sparrow Hospital / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Maternal & Fetal Medicine (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / OB/GYN-General (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Preterm birth, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacomicrobiomics, HIV in pregnancy, Maternal Health Policy, medical and surgical complications in pregnancy. 

Clinical Trial Keywords

Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacomicrobiomics, Preterm birth

Selected Publications

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Eke AC, Dooley KE, Sheffield JS. Pharmacologic Research in Pregnant Women - Time to Get It Right. N Engl J Med. 2019; 380(14):1293-1295.

Eke AC, Sheffield J, Graham EM. 17α-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate and the Risk of Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2019; 133(3):468-475.

Eke AC, Mirochnick MH. Cobicistat as a Pharmacoenhancer in Pregnancy and Postpartum: Progress to Date and Next Steps. J Clin Pharmacol. 2019;59(6):779-783.

Eke AC, McCormack SA, Best BM, Stek AM, Wang J, Kreitchmann R, Shapiro D, Smith E, Mofenson LM, Capparelli EV, Mirochnick M; IMPAACT P1026s Protocol Team. Pharmacokinetics of Increased Nelfinavir Plasma Concentrations in Women During Pregnancy and Postpartum. J Clin Pharmacol. 2019; 59(3):386-393.

Eke AC, Chakhtoura N, Kashuba A, Best BM, Sykes C, Wang J, Stek AM, Smith E, Calabrese S, Capparelli EV, Mirochnick M; IMPAACT P1026s Protocol Team. Rilpivirine Plasma and Cervicovaginal Concentrations in Women During Pregnancy and Postpartum. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018; 78(3):308-313.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N Wolfe Street
Phipps 228
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Pfizer Presidential Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation, 2019 - 2019
  • American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) Warren Pearse Health Policy Award, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) award for Best New Investigator poster presentation, Society for Reproductive Investigation, 2017
  • Paul Leitman’s Global Health Fellowship Travel Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017
  • Cochrane Kenneth Warren Prize for best high quality methodological review, Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Collaboration, 2017
  • Michigan State University Outstanding Award for Best Medical Student/Resident Educator, Michigan State University, 2016
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Donald Richardson’s Paper Prize National Award, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2016
  • Overall highest CREOG Score, 2015 in-training examinations, Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University, 2016
  • Michigan State University Outstanding Award for Best Medical Student/Resident Educator, Michigan State University, 2015
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Junior Fellow Rising Star in Advocacy National Award, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2015
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Quilligan Scholar, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2015
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2015
  • Ephraim McDowell Award for best Junior Fellow research paper in ACOG District V, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2015
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Medical Association Scholar, National Medical Association, 2015
  • Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, Michigan State University, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, 2014
  • Overall highest CREOG Score, 2014 in-training examinations, Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University, 2014
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation National Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award for outstanding leadership skills, American Medical Association, 2014
  • Winning oral presentation, ACOG Junior fellow District V Resident research day, Louisville Kentucky, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, 2013
  • Diversity Minority Fellowship Award, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, 2012
  • HIVMA travel Scholarship, 2012 to the World’s AIDS Conference, Washington DC., HIVMA, 2012
  • Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS), 2012
  • Nominated for the Albert Schweitzer Award, the highest accolade for students graduating from the HSPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2011
  • A.G. Leventis Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 2011
  • Essay winner, Global Forum for Health Research/Lancet International Essay Competition, 2007, Global Forum for Health Research, 2007

Memberships

  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)



  • West African College of Surgeons (WACS)
  • National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Cochrane Collaboration
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Nigerian Medical Association
  • International College of Surgeons (ICS)
  • International Leadership Association (ILA)

Professional Activities

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Junior Fellow Immediate Past Chair for District IV, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10/2018 to Present
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Junior Fellow Chair for District IV, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10/2017 - 10/2018.
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Junior Fellow Vice Chair for District IV, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10/2016 - 10/2017
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) District V Junior Fellow Representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) Residents and Fellows Section (RFS), 10/2015 - 10/2016.
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Junior Fellow Secretary/Treasurer for District V, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10/2015 - 10/2016
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Chair, Junior Fellows, Michigan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10/2014 - 10/2015
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) Vice Chair, Junior Fellows, Michigan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 10/2013 - 10/2014
  • Vice President, Minority Students Association, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts, 9/2010 – 5/2011
  • Peer reviewer, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Green Journal)
  • Peer reviewer, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO)
  • Peer reviewer, American Journal of Perinatology (AJP)
  • Peer reviewer, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Maternal Health Neonatology and Perinatology

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Winning the 2017 Kenneth Warren Prize, Cochrane Collaboration (February 22, 2018)

Pharmacologic research in pregnant women – Time to get it right, Global News (April 21, 2019) 

ACOG Warren H. Pearse Women’s Health Policy Research Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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