Ndidi 'Oge' Abara, MD

Ndidi Ogechi (Oge) Ivy Abara, MD
Resident Physician

Dr. Abara joined The Department of Family Medicine in 2015.  She is a resident physician in training at The Family Medicine Clinic- Island West. Dr. Abara earned her Bachelors of Science with honors in Philosophy, Bioethics and Human Biology from the University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada.  She then received his Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies.

Dr. Abara is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Neonatal Life Support (ANLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).  

Dr. Abara's research and clinical interests are in International Health, Medical Education, Public Health and Procedural Medicine.

  A Personal Note from Dr. Abara  

If you were to meet me in the streets of Galveston, you might suppose that I am not from around town. I was born in Toronto, Canada and spent much of my early childhood in Northern Ontario. In addition to the occasionally startlingly cold temperatures, there I also experienced the importance of primary care in rural communities. Family physicians can do everything and some of the coolest things they do are procedures! I enjoy being able to immediately relieve a patient’s discomfort or solve a challenging clinical question using a needle, a few stitches and some medication!

Moving to surburban Toronto and attending university in a metropolitan and ethnically diverse city and later on medical school in Dominica broadened my horizons while exposing me to important issues surrounding the provision of care in and outside of our communities, especially in the global sphere.

I have a great interest in global health, understanding the delivery of care outside our home communities, the bioethical considerations implicated in the provision of care and sustainability of newly established health facilities in often resource-poor areas. I also have a heart for medical education—I try my best to get a lot and give a lot and the opportunities to do so abound here! That being said, I believe that whether you’re here as a physician in Galveston or working in Côte d’Ivoire, the patient -physician relationship is the most important issue. Much of understanding this and developing this is acknowledging diversity.

What drew me to UTMB are the many of the same things that first sparked my interest in family medicine: diversity in people, experiences and perspective.  I believe that a large part of life is discovering one’s purpose and “raison d’être”; the great part of it is figuring out how to get there and the best part is finding out how to really impact the lives of others along the way. That is the richness of life and in fact, what we do in a big way at UTMB Family Medicine.

While we keep others healthy, it is important to acknowledge the need to care for ourselves. Apart from medicine, I enjoy practicing yoga, music and swimming.

I have been welcomed into the family here at UTMB Family Medicine. There are so many opportunities to grow whether it be participating in research, the community clinics for underserved or in the hospital. A great place to be!

Practice Location(s):

6710 Stewart Road, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77551

Appointment Line:
(409) 744-4030 or
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:
(409) 740-4187


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended Hours:
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - Noon

After Hours
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