Utibe Effiong

Health | Nigeria

2014 New Voices Fellow


Dr. Utibe Effiong is a practicing board-certified Internal Medicine specialist physician and Public Health scientist passionate about health policy, health systems administration, drug addiction management, infectious diseases, the influence of the environment on human health, global health, and development.

He is an international public speaker and prolific writer on issues of global health importance. Also a professor of Medicine, he trains students at Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan – Flint. He is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Effiong is the Chief Medical Officer for Treasure Health LLC, serving as an Internal Medicine, TeleMedicine, and Global Health consultant.

He recently worked at Sun River Health, a federally-qualified health center in New York. Before that, he was actively involved with healthcare administration within the MidMichigan Health system. He was the primary care dyad leader for the Central region. Amidst other leadership roles, he was also the chairperson of the health system’s medication safety committee, co-chair of the ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship committee, and board member of the corporate quality and safety committee. He also sat on the executive board of the MidMichigan Collaborative Care Organization – the system’s accountable care organization.

Dr. Effiong now chairs the Community Medicine and Public Health Section of the National Medical Association – the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States.