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Annette B. Gadegbeku

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Community Health; Faculty Director, Healing Hurt People

Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Specialties: Family Medicine, Women's Health, Primary Care, Primary Care for Women


  • BA in Biology - Brown University
  • MD - Temple University School of Medicine

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

Named to the national advisory board of Two in One: HIV + COVID Screening & Testing Model, a program of George Washington University that aims to improve the capacity of primary care practitioners to routinize culturally responsive and nonjudgmental communication about HIV and COVID screening and testing with patients who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+.

Annette Gadegbeku, MD, primarily cares for patients in Center City, where she specializes in primary care for all ages. She currently serves as the physician preceptor for Drexel's H.O.P. (Health Outreach Projects) student-run clinics in the Philadelphia community. She serves as a primary care referral for the Healing Hurt People program, specializing in trauma-informed care. She is also the director for refugee health services at Center City and serves as physician ambassador for Glory Unlimited Ministries, with whom she participates in medical missions in rural Jamaica, Kenya and Puerto Rico.

Clinical Services

Primary care, Preventive medicine, Pediatric and adolescent care, Women's health, In-office procedures, Refugee health


  • Family Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Primary Care Faculty Development - Michigan State University

Annette Gadegbeku, MD, is associate professor and chief, Division of Community Health in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, as well as associate dean, community health, within the newly formed Office of Community Health & Health Equity. Dr. Gadegbeku is also faculty director, Healing Hurt People, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Dornsife School of Public Health. Her academic interests include urban and underserved community medicine, adolescent medicine, women’s health and global health.

Dr. Gadegbeku is also associate program director for the Family Medicine Residency at Drexel. As a community medicine liaison, she has implemented a longitudinal community medicine curriculum for the residency and coordinates family medicine resident participation in health programs at various community sites in the Philadelphia region. She is the medical supervisor for the Dornsife Community Wellness HUB.  She also serves as the clinical faculty advisor for the Drexel University College of Medicine Health Outreach Project (HOP) student-run clinics and education programs including Eliza Shirley Women & Children’s Shelter, Salvation Army Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Streetside Prevention Point and Narcan Outreach Project.

In the Media

Fighting Addiction Stigma
Exel - Drexel University Research Magazine (2023)

“The Power of the Primary Care Visit to Combat COVID-19 and HIV”
HCP Live (April 19, 2023)

Faculty Highlights: Recent Awards and Grants
DrexelNow (March 10, 2023)

"Residents Find What Works in Childhood Obesity Fight"
AAFP News (July 27, 2015)

"Winter Wonder Foods"
The Observer (November 18, 2013)

"Doctors Present Critical Info on Infant Mortality"
The Philadelphia Tribune (September 2012)


"In the Media"
Gadegbeku A
Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 70:156-157, 2016

"Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism"
Gallegos L, Dharia T, Gadegbeku AB*
Hospital Practice, 42(2):31-37, 2014

"Ask the Doctor: Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter"
Gadegbeku AB
DrexelNow and Drexel Quarterly, February 2012


Keynote speaker: Youth Health Equity Summit
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Adolescent Initiative, June 14, 2021

"Dissecting Diversity in the Workplace"
Student National Medical Association, Drexel University College of Medicine Chapter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018

"Opioid Prescribing"
Interschool Naloxone Outreach Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2017

"Women’s Health"
The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) 7th Annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference – “Journey of a Lifetime: A Collective Conversation for Healing,”  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  2013

"Women’s Health"
March of Dimes: Breaking the Cycle of Infant Mortality in African American Communities, Faith Communities Uniting to Saving Babies: A Program for First Ladies and Female Congregational Leaders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.