Okechukwu E. Nwoko, MD
Dr. Nwoko grew up in Queens, NY and later moved on to Philadelphia where he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He remained there to attend medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, with training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. He then went on to complete a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery from Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Nwoko has published research on ligament reconstruction of the elbow, treatments of the upper extremities in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and shoulder function in brachial plexus injuries. He has also presented locally on the management of forearm trauma as well as rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with clinical and research interests in fractures, arthroscopy, joint-ligament injuries, as well as peripheral nerve injures of the hand, elbow, and shoulder.
In his spare time, his hobbies include soccer, biking, and running.
- Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Medical School: Doctorate of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
- Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- American Society of Surgery of the Hand
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
- Duke Hand Society
- North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand