Title: Medical Doctor; Professor of Medicine
Company: Corrective. Care. Ministries
Location: Claremont, California, United States
Udoh O. Obioha, MD, executive director at Corrective. Care. Ministries, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.
For more than 40 years, Udoh O. Obioha, MD, has thrived as a physician and recently is the executive director of Corrective. Care. Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides essential health care services to underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world. He focuses on harnessing his vast knowledge of nutrition and preventative medicine to educate, treat disadvantaged individuals in areas of chronic and infectious illnesses as well as malnutrition. Dr. Obioha also currently serves as a primary care physician at Universal Multi Specialty Medical Group in Ontario, California.
Alongside his responsibilities at Corrective. Care. Ministries, Dr. Obioha excels as a professor of medicine and has shared his expertise with medical students at the University of California Keck School of Medicine and Western University of Health Sciences. He had previously begun his academic career at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to teaching various courses in an academic setting, Dr. Obioha regularly treats patients with the help of medical students and directly contributes to their professional development.
Outside of his medical career, Dr. Obioha has found further success as a co-founder and board member of The Onyima & Adure Obioha Family Foundation established since the 1990’s, in collaboration with his siblings. This organization funds the education and other financial needs of economically disadvantaged members of the larger Obioha families and Nigerian communities. Dr. Obioha also contributes to The Onyima & Adure Obioha Family Foundation as a member of the education project management committee, which ensures that each family member understands the importance of education and arranges the provision of financial support for academic purposes. This Foundation is in honor of his parents who were pioneer educationists in Nigeria in the 1940’s.
Born in Nigeria, Dr. Obioha’s decision to pursue a career in health care was heavily inspired by two of his uncles and a cousin, all of whom become the first members of his family to obtain medical degrees in the early 1950s. They became role models and life savers through self-sacrificing humanitarian services to urban and rural war torn Biafrian communities during the Nigerian Civil War which lasted from 1967 to 1970.
After his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nigeria in 1979, Dr. Obioha subsequently relocated to the United States and underwent residency training at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Dr. Obioha attributes a great deal of his success to his father who instilled in him the values of a disciplined, organized educated mind and placed a premium on the dignity of labor, his competitive spirit as well as the influence of his aforementioned relatives.
In the coming years, he intends to expand his team at Corrective Care Ministry while furthering his fundraising efforts to distribute more medications, vaccines, and nutritional supplements to underserved communities. Dr. Obioha also aims to recruit other faith-based medical and dental nonprofit organizations to accompany him on annual medical missions to Africa. He was instrumental to many medical missions to Nigeria between 1988 to 1997 through collaboration efforts of Healthcare Organization for Africa (HCOA) and Medical Missions Group of Georgia, a USA faith-based charity. Through his professional contacts in the U.S., and with the assistance of mentors and colleagues, he brought together medical groups to offer free healthcare services to over twelve disadvantaged states in Nigeria.
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