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Nneka Udechukwu, MD

Second Year Resident
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What are your career interests?

Medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology, Skin of color, and addressing access to dermatological care in rural areas​


Why did you choose Duke for residency training?

I chose Duke for my residency training because it has the vital features that I seek in a well-rounded dermatology program including a strong academic experience with exposures to multiple specialty clinics, a diverse patient population, and a cohesive working environment

Education & Training

Undergraduate:  University of Kentucky, BS in Chemistry, 2012
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine, MD, 2017
Internship: Transitional Year, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA 2017-2018

Awards & Honors

  • Alumni Award for Excellence, Trinity International College, 10/2015
  • Outstanding Leadership and Community Service Award, University of Kentucky Department of Family Medicine, 2014 & 2015
  • Second Place in Emory International Global Health Case Competition and Participant’s Choice Award in Emory International Global Health Case Competition, Emory University Department of Public Health, 03/2015
  • National Member of the Year Award, Student National Medical Association (SNMA), 03/2015
  • First Place in Local Global Health Case Competition, University of Kentucky Department of Public Health, 01/2015
  • Best Portfolio in Introduction to Clinical Medicine I Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 10/2014
Publications & Presentations
  • Udechukwu, Nneka S, Shrestha, Pragya, Khan, Muhammed, Donato, A. Wellens’ syndrome: A Close Call. British Medical Journal Case Reports, June 2018
  • Udechukwu, Nneka S, D’Souza, Ryan S, Abdulkareem, Abdullateef, Shogbesan, Oluwaseun. Computed Tomography diagnosis of omental infarction presenting as an acute abdomen. Journal of Radiology Case Reports, March 2018
  • Hao, David, Olugbodi, Akintomi, Udechukwu, Nneka S, Donato, Anthony. Trauma-induced adiposis dolorosa (Dercum disease). British Medical Journal Case Reports, March 2018
  • Udechukwu, Nneka S, Divya Sadhwani, Suzanna Lewis, Amanda Schmitt, Hyunji Choi, Sheila Jalalat, Neil Alan Fenske. Case Report of Lichenoid dermatitis associated with Nivolumab therapy. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Poster Abstracts, American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Volume 76, Issue 6, Supplement 1, Page AB62. June 2017
  • Udechukwu, Nneka S, Duffin, Paul, Briggs, Alissa, Omar, Hatim A. Improving Human Papillomavirus Immunization Rates in Kentucky. Dynamics of Human Health. Volume 3(3) Pgs 1-4. August 2016
  • Udechukwu, Nneka S, Fleischer, Alan Jr. B. Higher Risk of Care for Hidradenitis Suppurativa in African American patients and Non-Hispanic Patients in the United States. Journal of the National Medical Association. September 2016
  • Sachdeva Shilpa, Udechukwu, Nneka S, Elbalasi, Hossam, Landwehr, Kevin P, St. Clair, William, H, Winkler, Michael A. Prostate Brachytherapy Seed Migration to the Heart seen on Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Angiography. Journal of Radiology Case Reports; November 2016