- Medical School - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2009-2013)
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013-2016), Internal Medicine
- Fellowship - University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2016-2019), Gastroenterology/hepatology
Chinemerem Okwara, M.D.
- Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
Chinemerem Okwara, M.D., received his initial medical training at the University of Texas Health and Sciences Center at San Antonio, Texas. He performed his residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship in the sunny land of enchantment at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he stayed on as faculty for one year.
Dr. Okwara has an interest in general gastroenterology and small bowel bleeding.
He brings his passion for delivering quality care to his patients, and in sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generation of providers. He chose academic medicine because of the opportunity for lifelong learning in a constantly evolving field.
When Dr. Okwara is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his growing family and friends. He enjoys playing basketball, learning to play tennis, and traveling.
Liver Abscess: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
Paleti S, Li Y, Okwara C, McCarthy D, Digestive diseases and sciences 2020 Aug 65 8 2221-2224
As the Worm Turns: A Globally Prevalent Cause of Chronic Diarrhea.
Paleti S, Memon J, Okwara C, Hanson J, McCarthy D, Digestive diseases and sciences 2020 01 65 1 74-77
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding of Unusual Causation.
Okwara CJ, Gulati R, Rustagi T, Birg A, Hanson J, McCarthy D, Digestive diseases and sciences 2018 10 63 10 2541-2546
Jaundice: A Thyroid Problem?
Okwara CJ, Mojtahed A, Gavin M, Hanson J, McCarthy D, Digestive diseases and sciences 2017 Aug 62 8 1901-1905
Sevelamer-Induced Colitis Presenting as a Pseudotumor.
Okwara C, Choi C, Park J Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 2015 Feb
IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Achalasia with Megaesophagus.
Okwara C, Cangemi D, The New England journal of medicine 2015 Dec 373 25 e30
A Holistic Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Dysphagia.
Colom Steele D, Okwara C, McCarthy D, Digestive diseases and sciences 2020 04 65 4 957-960
Secondary Aortoesophageal Fistula Associated With Aneurysmal Graft Infection by Coxiella burnetii.
Okwara CJ, Petrasek J, Gibson M, Burstein E, ACG case reports journal 2016 Apr 3 3 169-71
Helicobacter pylori Clarithromycin Resistance and Treatment Failure Are Common in the USA.
Park JY, Dunbar KB, Mitui M, Arnold CA, Lam-Himlin DM, Valasek MA, Thung I, Okwara C, Coss E, Cryer B, Doern CD Digestive diseases and sciences 2016 Feb
Hepatic Dysfunction as a Paraneoplastic Manifestation of Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma.
Kato D, Okwara C, Moreland C, Parker A, Journal of investigative medicine high impact case reports 2014 Apr-Jun 2 2 2324709614539927
- Liver Abscess: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.