Amaka Opute, D.N.P., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Opute holds a bachelor's in biological science with a minor in psychology from Northern Kentucky University. She earned a masters in nursing from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio, followed by a master's in nursing with certification as an adult acute care nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. In addition, she received a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where she examined decreasing the use of benzodiazepine and sedative hypnotics in postoperative older adults.

Before joining the UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty in 2018, Dr. Opute served as a hospitalist nurse practitioner in Dayton Ohio for five years. Dr. Opute is active in her role, educating residents, nurses, and advanced practice nursing students on the geriatrics consult service.

Dr. Opute serves as an ambassador for Texas Nurse Practitioners and holds memberships within several other professional organizations, including the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Geriatrics Society.

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science - Northern Kentucky University
  • Master of Science in Nursing Masters of Science in Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - College of Mount St. Joseph