“It’s pretty intense work. But it’s extremely rewarding, especially if you can take your patients from their trauma event to their recovery event.”
Basilia Nwankwo is an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Howard University Hospital. She completed her residency at HUH in 2017 and an orthopedic fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2018.
Nwankwo also does research, looking at the types of outcomes that her patients, many of whom are homeless and have orthopedic trauma, can expect. She attributes her need to work with underserved patients to her experiences seeing underserved people with trauma in Nigeria, the country she immigrated from as a child.