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Cheryl Onwuchuruba, MD

Dr. Cheryl Onwuchuruba

Originally from Edmond, OK, Dr. Onwuchuruba graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma, attended the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and conducted her residency at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. She received the A.W. Diddle Award for Outstanding Resident Research and the AAGL Award for advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. She also worked as the Assistant Program Coordinator for the last two years of residency.

She traveled to Guatemala in September 2013 with Health Talents International to perform gyneco-logic surgery on women with advanced prolapse. “I have an interest in global health and hope to continue to use my education and skills to travel to different countries where I can perform much needed procedures for women in need,” Dr. Onwuchuruba said.

She recently completed a research project on the transplacental passage of vancomycin from mother to neonate, which was presented as an oral presentation at the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine in February 2014 and will be published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gyne-cology.

“I went into the OBGYN field because I fell in love with the idea of being able to work in the OR while also having the ability to have a long-term relationship with my patients,” she explained. “I love continuity of care and the ability to care for a wide array of patients.”

Her professional interests include:

  • Vaginal and pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Contraceptive management
  • Pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes
  • Robotic surgery

Her personal hobbies include reading, shopping, cooking, music and Sooner (Oklahoma) football.

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