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Uchechi Iweala M.D., M.B.A

  Orthopedic Spine Surgeon



Associate Partner  -- Centers For Advanced Orthopedics

Orthopedic Associates of Maryland Division

Catonsville, Maryland

Co-Founder -- Capital Health Surgical Center

Abuja, Nigeria

Fellowship (ACGME Accredited) -- Spine Surgery

New York University, New York City


Residency -- Orthopedic Surgery 

George Washington University, Washington DC

Member of Lumbar Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 




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

  • Spinal Fusion/Arthrodesis

  • Nerve Releases

  • Spinal Injections

  • Spinal Deformity

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Trauma and Fracture Care


Patient Info



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?” International Journal of Spine Surgery. October 2021.


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.” Accepted for Poster Presentation at AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 2021.


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?” Accepted for Poster Presentation at AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. September 2021.


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.


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