Hello! My name is Chinyama Munakampe. I was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. My family moved often, and I went to eight schools before college – and no my parents were not in the military. I immigrated to the United States in 2008. I went to Indiana University here in South Bend for my undergraduate studies. For medical school, I moved to a little Caribbean island called Grenada and attended St. George’s University.
I have always known that I was going to be a doctor. When I was a little girl, I used to tell my late father that I would operate on his bad heart when I got older. Sadly even if he were alive I wouldn’t be able to do that because I fell in love with a whole different specialty. During my rotations, I fell in love with family medicine because of its versatility. The broad spectrum of pathologies that can be encountered is very intriguing. Additionally, the opportunity to build lifelong relationships is also important to me; family medicine embodies what a physician should be. I look forward to full spectrum family practice with special interests in obstetrics and women’s health.
I chose memorial for a variety of reasons, first being that this is home. I love South Bend. I went to college here, and my family is here, and I am so glad I have come here. When I am not seeing patients, I love to go on road trips, and I love cooking, reading and photography.