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SSFS Authors: Letting Their Words Speak!

The SSFS Author Talks feature a wide range of talented writers from across the Sandy Spring Friends School community. Join us to hear the  authors read from their works, answer questions about their stories, and discuss how they Let Their Lives Speak through the written word.

All SSFS Author Talks will take place virtually over Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom links, which will be sent on the morning of each event. Questions? Contact Tobi Goss '10, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at

Next Event:
October 21, 2021

6:00-7:00 pm EST
Virtual Event

Dr. Kelechi Uduhiri


Kelechi Uduhiri

Thursday, September 21, 2021 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A proud mom of an SSFS student and recipient of the “Emerging Leader in Family Medicine” award and a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Medicine, Dr. Kelechi Uduhiri, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP (a.k.a. Dr. Kelechi) is a board-certified family medicine physician, international bestselling author, global speaker, and women's business consultant. In addition, she is a sought-after expert in primary care & preventive health issues as exemplified by her numerous peer-reviewed publications, and presentations on health topics at the national and local levels. 


About: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Since her childhood, Kelechi A. Uduhiri, MD, MPH, MS wanted to be a physician. Inspired by the bedside manner and kind deliberations of her family's house-call doctor, she finally realized that dream, as the first woman in her family to become a medical doctor. She delighted in the time spent with her patients, hearing their stories, understanding them more deeply. As years passed, however, she spent less and less time with her patients-ending up at a shocking seven-minutes-per-patient timeline due to the enormous amounts of paperwork and documentation. She knew she had to make a change.

In Just What the Doctor Ordered: Ten Reasons to Live Your Truth, Dr. Kelechi shares ten mantras with readers so that they, too, may transform their lives from the daily grind into inspired, intentional living. Her faith-based ideals led her to her new dream: to empower people around the world, sharing her passions for entrepreneurship, wellness, and, most importantly, God.

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