Dr. Freda Bush

Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG has been deeply involved in women’s health issues for more than four decades. In 1968, she was a clinical instructor in Maternity Nursing at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Following graduation from Columbia University in New York as a certified nurse midwife in 1970, she worked at Harlem Hospital. In 1974, Dr. Bush became the director of Nurse Midwifery Programs at the University of Mississippi. In 1983, she received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School, and in 1987 she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis. She is senior partner with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB-GYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Bush is currently a Board Member of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health and formerly served as a Presidential appointee to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 2006-2009. She also served as a Member of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and the Mississippi Task Force on Reducing Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancies.

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