Charmaine Emelife

Charmaine Emelife, MD

Dr. Charmaine Emelife is a partner at SouthEast Kidney Associates and practices in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. She has over twenty five years of experience in Nephrology.
She received her Medical Degree from the University of Nigeria School of Medicine, Enugu and completed her internship/residency at John H Stroger, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois followed by Renal and Hypertension Fellowship from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois . She earned a Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) from Milken’s Institute of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington DC.

Dr. Emelife is a board-certified nephrologist and takes care of patients both in the acute care hospitals and in the outpatient office setting. Her guiding principle is anchored on providing honest, compassionate, quality transparent care to her patients while working closely with them to provide a sustaining renal care plan.

Dr Emelife believes strongly in the concept of quality healthcare, patient empowerment, integration of care and always strives to steer her patients towards the attainment of the best possible outcome..

She is a board member of the Wellstar Clinical Partners/Accountable Care Organization and serves actively in helping in the education of future physicians. As a past president of Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA),, she spends extra time in extending care to the underserved patients and helps with education of the young aspiring global physicians.

When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and children, gardening –beautiful indoor and outdoor plants, enjoys creative cooking and relaxing with good movies. She loves to travel, explore and enjoy other cultures.


University of Nigeria College of Medicine, Enugu


Faculty Of Medicine, Univ of Nigeria School of Medicine


John H Stroger,Cook County Hospital, Chicago


Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood


Masters, Health Administration (MHA), Milken’s Institute of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington DC