Mary Ann Dakkak, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Mary Ann Dakkak


MaryAnn Dakkak has a medical degree from UC San Francisco School of Medicine and a MPH from Harvard University. Prior to medicine she worked in public health with Konbit Sante, Partners in Health and Catholic Relief Services in over 10 countries. She is a first-generation American and speaks three languages. She completed her family medicine residency at Sutter Santa Rosa, and a Surgical Obstetrics Fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is the Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency, the Associate Director of Maternal-Child Health for the Family Medicine Department and an Assistant Professor at Boston University. In her full-scope family medicine practice she sees patients on the inpatient services at BMC, labor & delivery including operative obstetrics at BMC, and outpatient clinic at Manet Community Health Centers. She is the Director of Reproductive Health at Manet Health Centers directing their family planning, prenatal and LGBTQ+ programs.
Research interests: medical post graduate education, reproductive health, health disparities, obesity & obesity stigma, transgender and gender diverse health.


  • University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Santa Clara University, BS


  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Dakkak M, Kriegel Ii DL, Tauches K. Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse People: Guidelines From WPATH. Am Fam Physician. 2023 Dec; 108(6):626-629. PMID: 38215433.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Dakkak M, Banerjee M, White L. Osteoporosis Treatment: Updated Guidelines From ACOG. Am Fam Physician. 2023 Jul; 108(1):100-104. PMID: 37440727.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/6/2023

    Dakkak M. Fat Shame-Inside and Out. JAMA. 2023 Jun 06; 329(21):1827-1828. PMID: 37155180.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Dakkak M, Chiakpo E, Tauches K. Perinatal Care of Transgender Patients, Adolescent Patients, and Patients With Opioid Use Disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Dec; 106(6):608-611. PMID: 36521454.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2022

    Gaddey HL, Dakkak M, Jackson NM. Smoking Cessation Interventions. Am Fam Physician. 2022 Nov; 106(5):513-522. PMID: 36379496.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Dakkak M, Sabharwal M. Antibiotic Courses for Common Infections: Recommendations From the ACP. Am Fam Physician. 2022 02 01; 105(2):205-206. PMID: 35166486.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2021

    Dakkak M, Lanney H. Management of Gout: Update from the American College of Rheumatology. Am Fam Physician. 2021 08 01; 104(2):209-210. PMID: 34383428.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/15/2021

    Dakkak M. Medications for Smoking Cessation: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society. Am Fam Physician. 2021 03 15; 103(6):380-381. PMID: 33719369.

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  • Published on 8/15/2019

    Dakkak M. Substance Use Disorders: Considerations in Maternity and Neonatal Care. Am Fam Physician. 2019 08 15; 100(4):199-200. PMID: 31414785.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Lynch ME, Dakkak M. Case Report: Successful Maternal and Fetal Outcomes After Uterine Rupture. Am Fam Physician. 2018 09 01; 98(5):272. PMID: 30216034.

    Read at: PubMed

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