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Bridget Spelke, MD – UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Bridget Spelke, MD

Assistant Professor, Global Women's Health

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Bridget Spelke, MD

Assistant Professor, Global Women's Health



Global Women’s Health

Personal Biography:

I am an ob-gyn and researcher based in Lusaka, Zambia and I have the privilege of serving as a hospitalist on labor and delivery at UNC on a part-time basis. I live in Lusaka with my two kids and partner where we all enjoy rock-climbing, camping in the bush, and exploring southern Africa.

Preferred Name: Bridget


  • Global Women’s Health Fellowship – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lusaka, Zambia; 2019-2022
  • ObGyn Residency – Brown University, Providence, RI, 2015-2019
  • Doctor of Medicine – Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 2009-2015
  • Bachelor of Science – McGill University, Montreal, Canada; 2004-2008


  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Active


  • Postpartum hypertension
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Remote monitoring; digital health
  • Maternal morbidity in resource-limited settings

Recent Publications:

For a complete list of recent publications, please visit