Mary Ann Dakkak, MD MPH Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Clinic Affairs

MD, University of California, San Francisco
MS, Harvard School of Public Health
BS, Santa Clara University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

MaryAnn Dakkak has a medical degree from UC San Francisco School of Medicine and a MPH from Harvard University. Prior to medicine she worked in public health with Konbit Sante, Partners in Health and Catholic Relief Services in over 10 countries. She is a first-generation American and speaks three languages. She completed her family medicine residency at Sutter Santa Rosa, and a Surgical Obstetrics Fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is the Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency, the Associate Director of Maternal-Child Health for the Family Medicine Department and an Assistant Professor at Boston University. In her full-scope family medicine practice she sees patients on the inpatient services at BMC, labor & delivery including operative obstetrics at BMC, and outpatient clinic at Manet Community Health Centers. She is the Director of Reproductive Health at Manet Health Centers directing their family planning, prenatal and LGBTQ+ programs.
Research interests: medical post graduate education, reproductive health, health disparities, obesity & obesity stigma, transgender and gender diverse health.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Research DEIA: Annually committed to authoring peer-reviewed articles with colleagues under represented in medicine. Committed to inclusive research methods and culturally competent consent and methods.
Education DEIA: Annually committed to working with our recruitment team to recruit and retain faculty and residents under represented in medicine.
Community DEIA: Board member at Thompson Island Outward Bound - one of Boston's oldest pipeline program for inner city youth. Member of Diversity committees at Milton Public Schools.
Clinical DEIA: My clinical practice focuses on reproductive health and LGBTQ+ health. I speak three languages almost daily and work with many refugees and immigrants. As a first-generation American born just a couple of months after my parents' arrival to the US, I was raised multiculturally, multilingually and with values that center around each person having equal, immeasurable value.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Dakkak M, Kriegel Ii DL, Tauches K. Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse People: Guidelines From WPATH. Am Fam Physician. 2023 Dec; 108(6):626-629. PMID: 38215433
  2. Dakkak M, Banerjee M, White L. Osteoporosis Treatment: Updated Guidelines From ACOG. Am Fam Physician. 2023 Jul; 108(1):100-104. PMID: 37440727
  3. Dakkak M. Fat Shame-Inside and Out. JAMA. 2023 Jun 06; 329(21):1827-1828. PMID: 37155180
  4. Dakkak M, Chiakpo E, Tauches K. Perinatal Care of Transgender Patients, Adolescent Patients, and Patients With Opioid Use Disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Dec; 106(6):608-611.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36521454
  5. Gaddey HL, Dakkak M, Jackson NM. Smoking Cessation Interventions. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Nov; 106(5):513-522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36379496
  6. Dakkak M, Sabharwal M. Antibiotic Courses for Common Infections: Recommendations From the ACP. Am Fam Physician. 2022 02 01; 105(2):205-206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35166486
  7. Dakkak M, Lanney H. Management of Gout: Update from the American College of Rheumatology. Am Fam Physician. 2021 08 01; 104(2):209-210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34383428
  8. Dakkak M. Medications for Smoking Cessation: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society. Am Fam Physician. 2021 03 15; 103(6):380-381. PMID: 33719369
  9. Dakkak M. Substance Use Disorders: Considerations in Maternity and Neonatal Care. Am Fam Physician. 2019 08 15; 100(4):199-200. PMID: 31414785
  10. Lynch ME, Dakkak M. Case Report: Successful Maternal and Fetal Outcomes After Uterine Rupture. Am Fam Physician. 2018 09 01; 98(5):272. PMID: 30216034

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2019-2020 Massachusetts chapter of American Family Physician: Massachusetts AFP Educator of the Year Award
2018-2019 BU OB/GYN Residency: Best FM Faculty Award
2016-2017 Georgetown Family Medicine Residency: Best Preceptor Award
2015-2016 Stanford Medical School: Stanford Golden Apple Award-Best OB/Gyn clerkship faculty
2009-2010 AMWA: Senior Global Health Fellow
2008-2009 Bay Area Schweitzer Fellowship: Schweitzer Fellow
2008-2008 UCSF School of Medicine: Dean's Research Fellowship
2008-2008 UCSF School of Medicine: Rainer Fellowship for International Health
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