Chinelo Okoye M.D.

PERSONAL Statement
I graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2005 and completed my residency in Internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC in 2008. I started my practice working shifts in various urgent care and occupational medicine settings and then I joined IPC at St Luke’s medical center in Houston as a Hospitalist for about 2 years. I subsequently joined Michael E DeBakey VA Medical center in Houston where I worked for over 4 years taking care of our nation’s veterans. While at the VA, I was on faculty with Baylor College of Medicine and was responsible for teaching residents and medical students.

It is important to me that I get to know my patients and that I understand their daily lives and daily challenges. I believe that this is essential to providing the best care that is appropriate for each patient. I am also a big believer in educating my patients about their health conditions. I feel that patients do better when they are empowered with knowledge about their health conditions and knowledge of what they can do to keeptheir health conditions under control. I am also big on prevention. I will take the time to encourage my patients to make necessary lifestyle changes and assist them with the process.

I am married with 2 children, a set of boy and girl twins. I am a Christian and a member of a Catholic church in the Houston area. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends. 
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California
EDUCATION
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Chicago, IL 
  Doctor of Medicine, 2005

University of Georgia Athens, GA
  Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology, 2001

RESIDENCY
Georgetown University Hospital Washington D.C.
  Internal Medicine Residency, 2005-2008
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
MEDICAL LICENSURE
Texas Medical Board, 2008
HOSPITAL AFFILIATION
Methodist Hospital 
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital 
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine