Fatu M. Forna, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born in Sierra Leone, which is located in West Africa. Sierra Leone is a country with limited medical resources, where many women die in childbirth. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an obstetrician and gynecologist so that I could provide care to women of all ages. I moved to the U.S. after high school. I went to college at Florida A&M University and medical school at Duke University. I did residency training at Emory University, and I have been in Atlanta since then. I was at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for four years after residency, and I was able to travel around the U.S. and in many countries in Africa and the Caribbean, working on decreasing the transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their children.
About my practice
I take care of teenagers, pregnant women and women with routine and complex gynecological problems. I enjoy taking care of teenagers, helping them understand their changing bodies and addressing the critical issues that they face as they enter adulthood. I enjoy caring for pregnant women and still get excited participating in the delivery of every single baby. Sharing in the joy that parents and families have in bringing a new addition to their family is a wonderful experience. Finally, I like caring for the different gynecologic problems that women face throughout their lives, from adolescence to the menopause.
How I thrive
I thrive by spending quality time with my family - my husband, my children and my dogs, Lady and Tramp. I enjoy reading books, going for hikes and traveling around the world. I also enjoy going on medical missions, and I hope to spend more time helping to improve the care of women in countries with limited medical resources around the world.