Alfred Okeke, MD, FACE
Dr. Alfred Okeke is an endocrinologist and Medical Director of Carolina Diabetes and Endocrine Clinics with multiple locations in both North and South Carolina. He is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a member of the American Diabetes Association.
He obtained his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria and had started his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital before leaving for the United States.
In the United States, he completed residency training in medicine at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Michigan and fellowship training in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He has been in practice as a diabetes and endocrine consultants since 2001 and is involved in several clinical research trials.
Chike Okechukwu, MD, FASN, FRCS
Dr. C. Nathan Okechukwu, MD, FASN, FRCS (Edinburgh), is a graduate of University Medical School, Nigeria. He did post-graduation training in surgery in the United Kingdom, and then a residency Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut, Farmington. Following this he did a Fellowship in Nephology and renal transplantation at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Dr. Okechukwu has been practicing since 1995, with the last 18 years as attending physician at the Hospitals of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, Pennsylvania. He specializes in the care of kidney diseases, including kidney transplantation, and also the management of the critically ill patients. His interests also include high-value low-cost health care delivery, and advancing medical care in developing countries. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrologists.
Dr. Okechukwu is Chair of Medicine at the Crozer Chester Medical Center and has been named as “Top Doc” by the Philadelphia Magazine for 6 successive years.
Ayo Ogun, MD
Dr. Ayodele Ogunfowora is a senior psychiatrist at South Carolina Mental Health and Medical Director at Medogun PA Psychiatric Associates. He is a board certified psychiatrist and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Ogunfowora attended the University College of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1989 and completed his psychiatric residency training at Saint Vincent Hospital and Medical College, New York, NY in 2000.
Dr. Ogunfowora has been involved for years in the transfer of medical and other technologies to developing countries.
Ima Noelle, MD, MPH
Dr. Ima Noelle received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She is also a graduate of Boston University School of Public Health from which she received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in environmental health. Dr. Udom’s main interests are centered around public health and preventive medicine with a specific focus on building healthcare infrastructure in the developing world.
Dr. Noelle has worked on research aiming to make malaria detection more feasible, easier, and less expensive and is a co-author of the abstract “Comparison of a Rapid In-vitro Malaria Diagnostic Assay with Microscopy in Patients with Suspected Malaria.” She also participated in research focusing on the use of malaria prophylaxis in pregnant women in Nigeria with the goal of assessing the progress of the Roll Back Malaria initiative on a local level, as well as the effectiveness of the various malaria medications currently being used in Nigeria. In addition she is an active member of AFODISE, an NGO, which is dedicated to the development of infrastructure and social services in rural communities.
Dr. Noelle is dedicated to building healthy populations by working to improve healthcare access & delivery, provide education, and promote safe environments.
Robert Igwe, MD, FACE
Dr. Robert C. Igwe is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He is also an endocrinologist at Michigan Endocrine Consultants in Bingham Farms, Michigan.
Dr. Igwe received his medical degree from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine in Enugu, Nigeria in 1986. He subsequently completed his residency in internal medicine at St John Hospital and Medical Center in 1995 and Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Wayne State University, both in Detroit, Michigan in 1997.
Dr. Igwe is board certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He has served as a principal investigator and sub-investigator in several studies including a trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of inhaled insulin (Exubera). He has also co-authored chapters in Rheumatology 2nd edition, as well as published in the Journal of Diabetes.
Dr. Igwe is married with 3 children and has been featured in metro Detroit’s Hour magazine as one of Michigan’s top doctors