Dr. Chihombori is a native of Zimbabwe who immigrated to the USA in 1977. She has practiced medicine in the United States for over 20 years. She returns to Africa regularly to share her expertise in healthcare with various nations on the continent. She also has broken historical ground with the purchase of two major properties – one in the U.S. and the other in South Africa – all in an effort to play her part in the development of Africa
Upon graduating from Medical School in 1986, Dr. Chihombori did her residency in General Surgery at State University of New York in Brooklyn, NY, USA, and another residency in Family Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Chihombori is founder and CEO of Bell Family Medical Centers located in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Antioch, Tennessee. She also founded the Middle Tennessee Medical Associates, another medical facility, in LaVergne, Tennessee. Dr. Chihombori has been practicing medicine in Tennessee since completing her residency in 1992.
Dr. Chihombori is Chair of the African Union African Diaspora Health Initiative (AU-ADHI). In February 2012, Dr. Chihombori was appointed to this position by H.E. Ambassador Amina Ali, African Union Permanent Ambassador to the United States. The initiative was created in response to the shortage of healthcare workers in Africa due to migration. This Initiative was approved by all African Heads of State as well as all African Ministers of Health. In this role Dr. Chihombori is tasked with the responsibility of galvanizing African healthcare workers and friends of Africa to participate in the development of healthcare systems in Africa. She has played a leading role in encouraging others to commit to improving the health and human rights of people around the globe.