Ozuru Ukoha, MD, MSc, FACS

Ozuru Ukoha, MD, MSc, FACS

National Spokesperson

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rush Medical College, and Chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Areas of Expertise: Thoracic and cardiac surgery

Dr. Ozuru Ukoha, M.D., MSc, FACS, was born and raised in Nigeria, immigrating to the U.S. after high school. He graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Pharmacy and from The University of Missouri-Columbia medical school. He trained in general surgery in New York and Connecticut and completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Yale University. The bulk of his clinical practice has been at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County as a general thoracic surgeon. He considers it a labor of love and a privilege to give back to the community that has few advantages. In the last 20 years, he has won the Penfield Faber Teaching Award in Cardiothoracic Surgery, earned a master’s degree in Clinical Research at Rush University, served as President of the Medical Staff of John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital from 2013-2017. He is currently Chair of the Division Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rush University.

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