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Feb. 3, 2022

From College Hoops Star to NBA Team Doc w/Dr. Kelechi Okoroha

From College Hoops Star to NBA Team Doc w/Dr. Kelechi Okoroha

Black History In The Making

In this episode of TimeOut With The SportsDr, Dr. Kelechi Okoroha joins the podcast. Kelechi R. Okoroha MD is a fellowship‐trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joint preservation and cartilage restoration of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. 

Dr. Okoroha was born in Houston and was a competitive basketball player growing up. He earned his undergraduate degree with a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a minor in chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana while serving as a team captain of their competitive basketball team. He subsequently earned his medical degree (MD) at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan where he served as the Chief resident. He was then selected and completed a specialized sports medicine fellowship at the renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois.

Currently Dr. Okoroha serves as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and is an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at the Mayo Clinic Health System. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine serves as the official team physicians for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. Dr. Okoroha has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. He has presented more than 150 academic sports papers at Orthopedic conferences both nationally and internationally.

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