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Hand and Elbow Center                    Dr. Okechukwu Nwoko grew up in Queens, New York and later moved 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 Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, with training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital trauma center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery from Duke University.

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 upper extremity trauma, as well as rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with further certification in upper extremity surgery. Clinical and research interests include complex fractures, pediatric deformities, arthritis, joint replacements, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, as well as nerve injuries of the upper body.

In his spare time, his hobbies include soccer, biking and running.

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  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical School: Doctorate of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Post Graduate Training: 
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand