Orthopedic Associates of Maryland Division
New York University, New York City
George Washington University, Washington DC
M.D. – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
M.B.A. – Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Thesis: “The Market for Electronic Health Records in Emerging Economies: A Case Study of Ghana and Nigeria.” Field Course – Healthcare Associated Computer Innovations.
A.B. – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Cum Laude in Economics – Senior Thesis: “Smoking and Drinking the Income Gaps Away: An empirical analysis of the relationship between income inequality, stress, smoking, and alcohol consumption.”
Robotic Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement
Degenerative Disc Disease
Trauma and Fracture Care
Iweala UA, Zhong J, Varlotta C, Ber R, Kim Y, Protopsaltis T, Buckland A. “Fusing to the Sacrum/Pelvis – Does the Risk of Reoperation in Thoracolumbar Fusions Depend on Upper Instrumented Vertebrae (UIV) Selection?” Accepted to International Journal of Spine Surgery. November 2020.
Iweala UA, Owusu-Sarpong S, Bloom D, Buckland A, Protopsaltis T, Fischer C. “Characterizing the Effect of Perioperative Narcotic Consumption and Narcotic Prescription Dosing at Discharge on Satisfaction with Pain Control for Patients Undergoing Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.” Submitted to International Journal of Spine Surgery. July 2020.
Iweala UA, Varlotta C, O’Malley N, Zhong J, Balouch E, Leon C, Stickley C, Maglaras C, O’Connell B, Protopsaltis T, Buckland A, Fischer C. “Is there a difference in the magnitude of pain intensity reduction for patients undergoing lumbar interbody fusion via a minimally invasive (MIS) versus an open approach?” Abstract submitted to AAOS. June 2020.
Iweala UA, Lee D, Lee R, “Characterizing Efficiency in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting: An Analysis of OR Time and Cost Savings” Journal of Orthopaedics. August 2019.
Iweala UA, Resnick CM, Lee D, Cyriac M, Nguyen HN, Yu W, O’Brien JR. “Vascular Anatomy As a Predictor Of Implant Size in Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion.”
Iweala UA, Obayomi A. “Healthcare Information Technology: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?” ResearchGate. September 2017.
Iweala UA, Mensah E. “Traveling for Health: Nigerians As Medical Tourists.” ResearchGate. November 2017.