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Medical Student Research Day Keynote - Wake Forest School of Medicine

MSRD Keynote
Ifeyinwa (Ify) Osunkwo, MD, MPH

October 13, 2021

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Ifeyinwa (Ify) Osunkwo, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Sickle Cell Disease Enterprise
Atrium Health

Dr. Ifeyinwa “Ify” Osunkwo is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the founding director of the Sickle Cell Disease Enterprise at Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. She holds a medical degree from the University of Nigeria and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation from Columbia University, NY.

Board-certified in pediatric hematology/oncology, Dr. Osunkwo has over 28 years of clinical and research experience focused on Sickle Cell Disease, public health, and access to care for disparity populations.

She leads a robust Sickle Cell Disease research enterprise that includes numerous clinical trials ranging from phase 1 through phase 4 and is the Principal Investigator of a $9.8M PCORI-funded multicenter comparative effectiveness trial.

During her career she has built a reputation for clinical excellence, innovative strategic thinking, and a deep passionate commitment to improving clinical outcomes beyond the individual patient to the entire population of patients in her care.

Read more about Dr. Osunkow in the ASH Clinical News.