Stephanie Davis, MD

Stephanie Davis was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Philadelphia and Washington DC. The youngest daughter of a government official and teacher (both the first members of their families to graduate from college), Stephanie's parents encouraged her constant curiosity and outspoken personality throughout her childhood and adolescence. Stephanie graduated from Brown University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and an Independent Concentration titled "At Risk" Women and Children in Their Communities. Stephanie earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2001 and completed her residency training in the Family Medicine at the University of Maryland in 2004.

After completing her residency, Stephanie practiced Family Medicine with Obstetrics at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in Baltimore from 2004-2008. It was through her work with the local immigrant population from Central American and Africa, and the underserved communities of Baltimore, that Stephanie developed an interest in finding ways to provide patient-centered culturally sensitive care in the context of a traditional health care system. Often frustrated by the "reactive medicine" provided to her patients, she began to seek ways to provide patient centered preventative care and found that an integrative approach allowed her to develop an effective, adaptive treatment plan.

Stephanie joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine as faculty in 2008 and continues to practice Family Medicine with Obstetrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Maryland General Hospital. Through her work with the residency program and medical students, and her private practice, she continues to try to find innovative ways to provide integrative care to urban underserved communities. In her free time she enjoys movies, reading, travel, spending time with family, and exploring alternative healing traditions and practices.