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|Tochukwu (Tochi) Okwuosa, DO, FACC|| |
Tochukwu (Tochi) Okwuosa, DO, FACC, is assistant professor of medicine and director of cardio-oncology services at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Okwuosa grew up in Nigeria and moved to the United States in 1997. She completed her college education at Rutgers University in New Jersey, followed by her medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her internal medicine residency training and subspecialty cardiology fellowship training at the University of Chicago were followed by a brief cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology fellowship training at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Before joining the Division of Cardiology at Rush in 2013, she was on the faculty at Wayne State University and later the on-site cardio-oncology specialist for the Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Her research interests are in the field of cardio-oncology, as well as cardiovascular diseases and prevention in women and people of African descent. She is currently championing research projects such as those involving initial identification of patients at risk for — and for future prevention of — chemotherapy and radiation-induced cardiomyopathy.
Okwuosa is the recipient of numerous awards, and has published many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials and review articles in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular disease prevention. She emphasizes student and trainee education and regularly reviews articles for many peer-reviewed cardiology and health disparities journals. She is very involved in community education and has been invited to speak on several occasions on cardiovascular disease prevention and cardio-oncology.