Dr. Unini Odama has been named health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District headquartered in Rome.
Odama, a nephrologist and hypertension specialist, succeeds C. Wade Sellers, who retired August 2016 after 23 years
as health director for the ten-county public health district.
Odama is a graduate of the University of Jos Medical School, Nigeria.
She obtained her master’s degree in public health at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, with a focus in prevention science.
Since 2003, Dr. Odama has operated Landmark Nephrology and Hypertension Clinic, which has offices in Talladega and Anniston, Alabama. She also serves as medical director for dialysis clinics at two Talladega medical centers.
The health district includes Floyd, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Walker, Gordon, Polk, Dade, Haralson and Paulding counties.