Areas of Interest

A native of Nigeria, Dr. Okoro received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. During medical school, she was the recipient of the Commonwealth Foundation Merit Award for Academic Excellence, which included a surgery rotation at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore, London.

Following an internship in Nigeria at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Okoro moved to the United States and completed a residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, and during that time received a post-doctoral certificate in clinical and translational science and served as an instructor of medicine.

Dr. Okoro has been recognized with several awards, including the Mayo International Health Scholarship, the Salix Fellowship2Leadership Award and the American College of Gastroenterology’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. She has contributed to numerous abstracts and articles that have been published in Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Practical Gastroenterology and The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Okoro joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2011.

Mayo School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.
Fellowship in Gastroenterology, 2011
Post-Doctoral Certificate, Clinical and Translational Science, 2010

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
Residency, Internal Medicine 2008

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
Internship, 2003

University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria
Bachelor's and Medical Degrees, 2001

Instructor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, 2011
Post Doctoral Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science, 2010
American College of Gastroenterology Governorship Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, 2010
Salix Fellowship2leadership Award, 2010
Mayo International Health Scholarship, 2009
Travel award to attend 7th Annual Symposium on GI cancers, St Louis, Missouri, 2008
Best student in Otorhinolaryngology, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, 2001
Commonwealth Foundation Merit Award for Academic Excellence, 2000
As voted by the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Best Overall Student in 4TH MB, BS / 5TH year (Pediatrics, Community Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology), 2000
Best Overall Student in 3RD MB, BS / 4TH year (Pharmacology and Pathology;
Morbid Anatomy, Chemical Pathology, Microbiology, Hematology and Immunology), 1998
Best Overall Pre-Medical Student University of Nigeria, 1995
Shell Petroleum Company Scholarship awarded to the best 20 students in the country after a nationwide examination, 1994-2001

Open Hand Atlanta 2005 till date
Salvation Army
North Point Ministries

Avid yogi and I bake the best banana bread in the neighborhood! Been to over 30 countries and counting. I started out fifteen years ago with going to a new country on my birthday and it all grew from there! My motto is dress to kill.

American College of Gastroenterology 2008 to present
American Medical Association 2011 to present

I am believer in the fact that steady and incremental changes are more effective than drastic measures. I chose GI because I get the opportunity to help my patients with building a better relationship with their bodies. Naturally we are what we eat, but I emphasize choosing good foods that also delight your taste buds - you are more likely to eat it if it tastes good to you, right?