Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is an
empowerment coach, business development & growth strategist
and CEO of Melanin & Medicine. In less than 12
months, she built Melanin & Medicine into a
successful, multi-six figure company that provides
support, strategy & skills to help Black women
physicians pivot into purpose-led careers &
businesses & live more fulfilled & integrated lives.
As a career transition strategist, she provides
women with culturally-informed strategies and
systems to reduce burnout, achieve personal and
professional fulfillment, rediscover their purpose and
ultimately, achieve their vision for life, without
struggle or sacrifice.
Prior to founding Melanin, & Medicine, Dr.
Uwemedimo worked as a board-certified
pediatrician for over 15 years and professor for over
a decade, mentoring women in medicine to live more
fulfilled lives. Her career has been defined by a
passion for social justice, an advocate and
researcher committed to health equity for both
patients and providers. She has worked as a global
physician across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the
Caribbean. She also is CEO and founder of Strong
Children Wellness, an innovative family practice that
addresses both unmet health and social needs for
families in New York City.
Dr. Uwemedimo is an expert in purpose-led
entrepreneurship, career transition, navigating
workplace racism and health equity for Black women
in healthcare,. Her work has been featured in
several media outlets including People.com, NBC
News, Medscape, Essence.com, Newsweek, Crain’s,
Politico, Reuters, and NPR.