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Aham Onyike, MD

Aham Onyike, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Aham Onyike, MD, received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. During the time between his undergraduate and medical degrees, Dr. Onyike was a Research Assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, investigating the nature of deformation of sickle red blood cells. Dr. Onyike completed his Surgical Residency in Orthopedics at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, and his Fellowship in Adult Orthopedic Reconstruction at VCU Health in Richmond, Virginia.

In private practice, Dr. Onyike founded Avante Orthopedics on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where he performed orthopedic consultations and surgical concierge services. He cofounded the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery (CASS) in Oniru, VI, Lagos, Nigeria, which is an orthopedic and plastic surgery, as well as physiotherapy, center. Their mission is to provide ongoing access to high-quality, compassionate care in Nigeria using the most advanced, innovative medical technology.

Dr. Onyike has been an Orthopedic Surgery Consultant for the Unity Health Care System in Washington, DC, since 2009. He has several active academic appointments including an Assistant Professorship in Orthopedic Surgery at Howard University Hospital and Orthopedic Surgery Consultant roles with both Providence Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital, all in Washington, DC. A large part of his work has focused on treating complex joint replacement surgeries including revisions and salvages for previous failures. Dr. Onyike is an active reviewer for the Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research journal, and has been honored as a lecturer and panel moderator to both local and international audiences on various topics related to Orthopedic Surgery. His work has been widely published.

Dr. Onyike is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds medical licensures in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the states of Maryland and Texas. In his personal time, Dr. Onyike is very active with humanitarian missions to various parts of Nigeria, performing advanced orthopedic procedures and mentoring local surgeons. He plays basketball and soccer in local leagues, and enjoys cooking, strength training, and being a disc jockey.
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