Enyinna Nwachuku, MD

  • PGY-5 Resident

Enyinna L. Nwachuku, MD, began his residency with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in July of 2015. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a degree in neuroscience, and subsequently earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.

Along with three other colleagues from medical school, Dr. Nwachuku is a co-founder of a national and locally funded, non-profit, after-school organization called The Healthy Minds Academy which is a program geared toward at-risk youth in the public school systems of Pittsburgh.

In September of 1979, Dr. Nwachuku became the first resident to serve in what is considered to be the first sports medicine fellowship of its kind in the nation. The fellowship included rotations with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and other Pittsburgh-area sports organizations.

Dr. Nwachuku was born in Nigeria. Interests outside of neurosurgery include cinema, traveling, and global/public health disparities.

[See also First Sports Med Fellowship Established.]

Specialized Areas of Interest

Cranial and spine trauma; complex spine, and neurosurgical sports medicine; and clinical trials research in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Neurosurgeons
Pennsylvania Medical Society