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Mekam Okoye, MD, MPH


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Mekam Okoye, MD, MPH is a pediatrician in the hospital medicine department at Dayton Children's Hospital.

Professorship: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 

education and training

  • medical school: University of Nigeria
  • internship: Texas A&M College of Medicine, Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX
  • residency: Texas A&M College of Medicine, Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX - pediatrics
  • board certification: American Board of Pediatrics
  • additional training: Public Health graduate education and training at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

publications and presentations

  • Okoye MT, Sofowora K, Singh A, Fergie J. Decrease in the prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization of children admitted to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019;38:e34-6
  • Okoye MT, Nguyen ET, Kushner AL, Ameh EA, Nwomeh BC. Can economic performance predict pediatric surgical capacity in sub-Saharan Africa? World J Surg 2016;40:1336-43
  • Mobula LM, Okoye MT, Boulware LE, Carson KA, Marsteller JA, Cooper LA. Cultural competence and perceptions of community health workers; effectiveness for reducing health care disparities. J Prim Care Community Health 2015;6:10-5
  • Okoye MT, Ameh EA, Kushner A L, Nwomeh BC. A pilot study of pediatric surgical capacity in West Africa. World J Surg 2014;39:669-76
  • Aboagye J, Goldstein S D, Salazar J H, Papandria D, Okoye M T, Al-Omar K, et al. Age at presentation of common pediatric surgical conditions: Reexamining the dogma. J Pediatr Surg 2014;49:995-9

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I love working with kids.

I like working with kids because...

they have so much potential. I get to help keep them healthy, the privilege to do that is absolutely gratifying.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

the team spirit here is excellent.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we go above and beyond in what we do.

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