Emma Dunfee, DO

Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Practices In: South Bend
Patients Seen: All Ages

I am a board-cer­ti­fied fam­i­ly med­i­cine physi­cian. I also com­plet­ed a Mater­nal and New­born Health Fel­low­ship that pro­vid­ed addi­tion­al expe­ri­ence in obstet­rics, includ­ing pre­na­tal care, point-of-care ultra­sounds, labor and deliv­ery man­age­ment, vagi­nal and c‑section deliv­er­ies, and post­par­tum care. The joy of prac­tic­ing obstet­rics and fam­i­ly med­i­cine is that I get the priv­i­lege of car­ing for some­one dur­ing their preg­nan­cy and both the moth­er and the grow­ing fam­i­ly after birth. 

My approach to patient care is about build­ing trust­ing rela­tion­ships with my patients and address­ing their phys­i­cal, men­tal, and social con­cerns. I strive to cre­ate a space where patients are sup­port­ed and feel heard through empa­thy and under­stand­ing. It is vital to clear­ly explain med­i­cine in a way that some­one under­stands and is edu­cat­ed on evi­dence-based options and avail­able com­mu­ni­ty recours­es for symp­to­matic improve­ment and treat­ment. Ulti­mate­ly, I intend to use shared deci­sion-mak­ing to cre­ate a plan with my patients to improve their health.

Board Certifications
Family Medicine
Clinical Interests

Fam­i­ly Med­i­cine: Pre­ven­ta­tive med­i­cine, men­tal health, dia­betes, weight loss, new­born and ado­les­cent care, wom­en’s health, IUD inser­tion and removal, Nex­planon inser­tion and removal, and osteo­path­ic manip­u­la­tive treatment.

Obstet­rics: Low and high-risk obstet­rics, includ­ing obe­si­ty, hyper­eme­sis, hyper­ten­sion, dia­betes, twin ges­ta­tion, and men­tal health issues.

Personal Interests

Out­side of med­i­cine, I enjoy any­thing that allows me to spend qual­i­ty time with fam­i­ly and friends. I love being out­doors, doing water sports, hik­ing, geo­caching, trav­el­ing, cre­at­ing arts and crafts, build­ing puz­zles, watch­ing movies, and singing.

American Academy of Family Physicians American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Memorial Hospital
615 N Michigan St South Bend,, Indiana 46601 574-647-1000 Get Directions
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
5215 Holy Cross Parkway Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 574-335-5000 Get Directions
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduation Date: 2019 Degree: DO
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Co-Chief Resident Physician
Surgical Obstetrics- Maternal and Newborn Health
Provider’s Publications
An Unusual Presentation of Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
Identification of molecular markers of pathological vascular subtypes with differential sensitivity to VEGF-A/VEGFR targeted therapies
Identification of molecular markers of pathological vascular subtypes with differential sensitivity to therapies targeting the VEGF pathway.