Fiemu Nwariaku, President, Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA)


Fiemu Nwariaku, MD is Associate Dean for the Office of Global Health and Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is the holder of the Malcolm O. Perry, Professorship in Surgery and previously served as Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery. He received his medical degree from University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and completed his surgical residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he also spent two years as a Research Fellow. Dr. Nwariaku has also held significant interest in Global Health in general and surgical disparities in particular, and was recently named Associate Dean for the Office of Global Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Nwariaku previously served as President of the Association for Academic Surgery during which time he created the global affairs committee for that association. He is the current President of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA Inc.), a non-profit organization focused on improving the health of West Africans. He is actively involved in teaching and developing medical training initiatives in West Africa, South America, China, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Dr. Nwariaku serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Surgical Research and the Journal of Thyroid Research, and as an invited reviewer for journals including the American Journal of Surgery, African Health Sciences and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.