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Arthurine Zakama, MD
Arthurine Zakama, MD
Graduated - Class of 2020

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship ‐ University of Pennsylvania

Research/Clinical Interests: Health disparities and gynecologic cancers, health disparities and pregnancy, reproductive infectious diseases, reproductive justice, immigrant women's health, domestic violence, and global health.




Institution Degree Field of Study
2021 University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2017 Duke University School of Medicine- Durham, NC MD Medicine
2013 Vanderbilt University- Nashville, TN BA Medicine, Health, and Society

Research & Professional Experience

2015 - 2017 Duke Clinical Research Institute, Researcher
2014 - 2016 Durham Crisis Response Center, Health Intern
2016 - 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Council, Curriculum Committee
2016 - 2017 LCME Reaccreditation Committee
2015 Durham County Health Department, Domestic Violence Awareness Month Co-Chair


Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2020 Resident Teaching Award
2020 Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics
2018 San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Julius R. Krevan’s Award for Clinical Excellence
2017 Excellence in Public Health Award
2017 Brenda Armstrong Living the Dream Award
2013 Primary Care Leadership Scholarship
2013 Paul E. Leviton Medical Scholarship
2013 Medical Faculty Wives Scholarship
2012 Inductee of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
2012 Inductee of Mortar Board National Honor Society

Oral Presentations

Zakama, AK. Eyes Wide Open: Lessons Learned from a Domestic Violence Shelter Oral Presentation presented at: Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships; Asheville, NC, USA. October, 2015.

Zakama, AK. Women’s Health and Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview Oral Presentation presented at: Hurt, Injured And Insulted: Ending Violence Against Women And Children; Durham, NC, USA. May, 2015.

Poster Presentations

ZAKAMA, A. High-dose Misoprostol with Subsequent Foley versus Low-dose Misoprostol with Concurrent Foley for Cervical Ripening. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting.

ZAKAMA, A. Generation of a malaria-negative African birthweight standard for diagnosis of small for gestational age. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting.


Zakama A, Sobhani NC, Lamar R, Rosenstein MG. Implementation of evidence-based cervical ripening protocol: outcomes and next steps. AJP Rep2020 Oct;10(4):e408-e412doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1721443. Epub 2020 Dec 3. PMID: 33294286.

Zakama AK, Ozarslan N, Gaw SL. Placental Malaria. Curr Trop Med Rep. 2020 Sep 16:1-10. doi: 10.1007/s40475-020-00213-2. PMID: 32953387.

Zakama AK, Weekes T, Kajubi R, Kakuru A, Ategeka J, Kamya M, Muhindo MK, Havlir D, Jagannathan P, Dorsey G, Gaw SL. Generation of a malaria negative Ugandan birth weight standard for the diagnosis of small for gestational age. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 2;15(10):e0240157. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240157. PMID: 33007041.

Zakama AK, Gaw SL. Malaria in Pregnancy: What the Obstetric Provider in Nonendemic Areas Needs to Know. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2019 Sep;74(9):546-556. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000704. PMID: 31830300

Myers ER, Eaton JL, McElligott KA, Moorman PG, Chatterjee R, Zakama AK, Goldstein K, Strauss J, Coeytaux RR, Goode A, Borre E, Swamy GK, McBroom AJ, Lallinger K, Schmidt R, Davis JK, Hasselblad V, Sanders GD. Management of Infertility. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 217. (Prepared by the Duke Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00004-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 19-EHC014-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2019.

Weir JM, Zakama A, Rao U. Developmental Risk I: Depression and the Developing Brain. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2012 Apr;21(2):237-59, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2012.01.004. Epub 2012 Feb 17. PMID: 22537725.