Louito Edje, MD

Associate Dean

of Graduate Medical Education & Designated Institutional Official

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Louito Edje, MD

Louito Edje, MD, is the associate dean of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is a board-certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Edje holds dual appointments as a professor in the Department of Medical Education and the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

She was named Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Family Physician of the Year.

Dr. Edje began college at age 16 at Michigan State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School, where she served as president of the student body. She completed her family medicine training with honors at the Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency, where she served as program director for seven years.

Dr. Edje is the founding program director of the St. Luke's Hospital Family Medicine Residency and led a team that graduated over 50 board-certified family physicians during her tenure. In addition to being past chief of staff of her sponsoring institution, she was an active member of the University of Michigan Medical School Admissions Executive Committee.

As a member of Ohio Delegation to the American Medical Association, Dr. Edje advocates for patients, colleagues and the medical profession. She was appointed in 2019 to the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Educations Family Medicine Residency Review Committee, an organization that improves healthcare by assessing and advancing resident and fellow education through accreditation. Dr.

Edje also has a master's in Health Professions Education from the University of Michigan. Her professional interests include health professions education and health policy.




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Bachelor of Science, Physiology

Michigan State University


Degree of Allopathic Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School


Masters Health Professions Education

University of Michigan Medical School



The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine,


Faculty Development Institute (FDI) Training

University of Michigan Medical School


Program Director Fellowship

National Institute of Program Director Development (NIPDD)


Board Certifications

Board Certified Family Physician

Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Medical Board


Family Medicine