Chigo Ekeke, M.D.

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Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Name of Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University (Class of 2011)

Major(s)/Minor(s) in College: Biochemistry Major, Pre-Medicine with Research Distinction

Name of Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Class of 2015)

Residency Program: University of Pittsburgh: General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Favorite Quote:To the victor, the spoils.”

Contact Info: cekeke@gmail.com

Additional Links: Instagram: @dr_ch_go


Where are you currently at in your career path and why did you decide to pursue this career path?

Currently, I am a Post-Graduate Year 4 in Cardiothoracic Surgery (CT) Residency. I have always had an interest in CT Surgery since I started college. My high school best friend’s death from sudden cardiac death sparked my interest in cardiovascular disease and my shadowing experience in college thus furthered my interest in surgery.

If you could go back and have a chat with your 1st year postgraduate self, what would you tell him?

Learn to how to be more efficient inside and outside of the hospital.

What advice would you give to a medical student looking to pursue a similar path as yours?

Mentorship is key to succeeding in medicine. It is important for students to engage with their student body and school leadership in order to understand what resources are available to them so they can excel.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

I see evidence of the disease in multiple facets through the patient’s complaints, objective findings, and I can touch the disease in the operating room.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Never come to work unprepared.

Thank you for your advice and for some insight into your decision of pursuing Cardiothoracic Surgery Dr. Ekeke! We really appreciate it! We wish you the best of luck to you as you continue along your career path!

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Posted on December 28th, 2018

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