- Mapper since:
- February 25, 2022
Dr. Ofikwu was driven by a strong passion to serve others from a young age, and he immediately realized that being a surgeon would give him with not only the path, but also the means to build a life around that mission. He was born in Nigeria and graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in 2000 as the “Best Graduating Medical Student in Surgery.” He worked as a house medical officer before becoming a resident Surgeon at the same teaching hospital. Dr. Ofikwu moved to New York in 2006 and worked as the Assistant Director of the Department of Quality Management at Harlem Hospital. Later that year, he finished his general surgery residency at Harlem Hospital Medical Center with The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ofikwu completed his surgical oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Cancer Treatment Center. Dr. Ofikwu completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic at Michigan State University. Dr. Ofikwu then worked for Atlantic as an Attending Colorectal Surgeon.
Shore Surgical Associates in New Jersey before relocating to Las Vegas in 2017. Since then, he has owned and managed a profitable General and Colorectal surgery practice, Global Surgical Solutions and Colorectal Surgical Associates of Nevada, which has witnessed great growth. He has ties to various hospitals in Southern Nevada. And has earned a reputation for accepting difficult patients that other surgeons would ordinarily turn down, providing him a significant competitive advantage.
Since 2011, Dr. Ofikwu has been a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Ofikwu is a member of the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He’s also a member of the American College of Surgeons. Desert Springs Hospital’s then-CEO Ryan Jensen presented Dr. Ofikwu with the Service Excellence Award for the 2018-second quarter. Several publications in Surgery have been published and co-authored by him.
When Dr. Ofikwu isn’t playing basketball or watching movies with his kids, he’s working on the Ofikwu Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting resource-poor patients in gaining access to surgery and effective preventative care. He is committed to bringing innovative, health-forward programs to underserved regions, as well as investing extensively in children’s education and improving people’s livelihoods. While Dr. Ofikwu’s call to service was loud and clear as a youngster, he now sincerely appreciates the human engagement and interpersonal interactions formed during the course of his patients’ care, seeing them attain healthy, active lifestyles through cutting-edge treatment techniques.