Louito Edje

Louito C. Edje , MD,MHPE,FAAFP

Associate Dean

Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education & Designated Institutional Official

Professional Summary

Dr. Edje is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with dual appointments as a professor in the Departments of Medical Education and Family and Community Medicine. She is a board-certified family physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has had the privilege of being the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Family Physician of The Year. She started at Michigan State University at age 16 where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and subsequently was President of her medical school student body at the University of Michigan. She completed her Family Medicine training, with honors, at the Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency where she served as Program Director (PD) for seven years. She is the founding PD of the St. Luke’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency and has - over her tenure - had the privilege of leading a team that has graduated over 50 board certified family physicians. In addition, to being past Chief of Staff of her Sponsoring Institution, she was an active member of the University of Michigan Medical School Admissions Executive Committee.  As a member of Ohio Delegation to the American Medical Association Dr. Edje advocates for patients, colleagues and the medical profession.  She was recently appointed to the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education’s Family Medicine Residency Review Committee, an organization that improves health care by assessing and advancing resident/fellow education through accreditation. Dr Edje also has a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Michigan. Her professional interests include health professions education and health policy. Her personal interests include calligraphy and acrylic on canvas.


Bachelor of Science, Physiology: Michigan State University 1991

Degree of Allopathic Medicine: University of Michigan Medical School 1995

Masters Health Professions Education: University of Michigan Medical School 2017

Residency: The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine, 1998

Faculty Development Institute (FDI) Training: University of Michigan Medical School 2011

Program Director Fellowship: National Institute of Program Director Development (NIPDD) 2012

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine

Family Medicine




Preventive Health

Primary Care


Well child care


Family Medicine


Peer Reviewed Publications

Edje, Louito; Price, David W (2021. ) Training Future Family Physicians to Become Master Adaptive Learners.Family medicine, , More Information

Edje, Louito C (2021. ) From hesitancy to hope: One physician's experience with the Moderna trial.EClinicalMedicine, , 33 ,100745 More Information

Edje, Louito (2020. ) Your Bravery With the Unseen.Journal of graduate medical education, , 12 (3 ) ,280 More Information

Edje, Louito C (2019. ) Program Director as Master Adaptive Learner.Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, , 94 (9 ) ,1263 More Information

Edje, Louito (2019. ) Patient Advocacy as a Required Competency of Professionalism.Journal of graduate medical education, , 11 (4 ) ,487 More Information