Freda Bush, M.D., FACOG

OB-GYN and CEO of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health

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.

Dr Bush is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (2011-12). She served on the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure for 12 years. Dr. Bush is past President of the Central Mississippi Medical Society. In 2006, she received the Community Service Award from the Mississippi State Medical Association.