A Board-Certified General Surgeon Joins McKenzie Medical Practice


The medical specialty services available at McKenzie continue to grow via the recent addition of a new general surgeon that is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Nonyelu Chukwuogo joins the Carroll County medical community as a result of the combined effort of McKenzie Medical Center and McKenzie Regional Hospital. His practice includes general, vascular and thoracic surgery including minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. Additionally, he is trained in advanced laproscopic and thorascopy surgery, endovascular surgery and laser endoluminal vein surgery.

Board certified for twelve years, Dr. Chukwuogo is excited to be starting a new endeavor in McKenzie, he said, “McKenzie corresponds with many of my desires for an ideal place to settle down, but the real enticement was the kindness and generosity shown to me during my interview process.”

Dr. Chukwuogo’s medical career began in Lagos, Nigeria where he graduated from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in 1979. He completed his medical internship and surgical residency at Columbia University Harlem Hospital Surgery Program in New York, NY from 1991 to 1996. Since then he has worked and trained at various locations throughout North America including California, Canada, Ohio, Louisiana and Maine. Now his travels have led him to our town.

Following his discussion with Dr. Winkler, a managing partner of McKenzie Medical Center, Dr. Chukwuogo knew that McKenzie was where he wanted to be.

“We shared the same views of what being a physician is really about, which is treating illness, regardless of the person’s station in life or their social views, gender and/or race. As this is one of the main goals of McKenzie Medical Center I am excited to be joining this practice and help aid it toward achieving this standard of care.

“What I have seen so far convinces me I made the right choice and I am looking forward to getting further acquainted with my new community.”

Dr. Chukwuogo will be working at McKenzie Medical Center’s Specialty Clinic behind the Hospital. He is available Monday and Wednesday through Friday. Call 731-352-7907 or 1-800-273-3510 for an appointment.






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