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Dr. Eze Okeagu joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Eze Okeagu joined the Department of Medicine as an instructor in the Division of Hospital Medicine in June, 2018. He attended the University of Chicago and graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Art in the Biological Sciences. While there, he worked in the pre-medical careers office as an inaugural CCiHP fellow. He also received the Sheila Putzel Prize. This prestigious award is given to only two qualified pre-medical students in the college. Afterwards, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned an MD and MPH. While there he was inducted into the Eugene S Mayer Community Service Honor Society. His Master’s thesis was a systematic review on Patient Provider Ethnic Concordance and its relationship to medication adherence. He recently completed residency in internal medicine at the Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. While there, he served as a Co-Chair of an organization that provided health screening and education at a women’s and children homeless shelter in Saint Louis. Concerning research, he is interested in cardiovascular outcomes, health disparities, and patient/physician communication research. His current research interests include looking at the relationship between social support and high blood pressure in a cohort of African American patients in Saint Louis. Working with the Division of Cardiology, he also helped to make a decision aid for patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. He enjoys teaching and working with medical students and residents. He taught a Board Review course on Acid/Base physiology for medical interns. He had the honor of giving a Grand Rounds presentation entitled: “Patient Satisfaction: From Controversy to Conversation” to the Department of Medicine.

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