Owoicho Adogwa MD, MPH

Owoicho Adogwa, M.D., M.P.H is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Focused on the treatment of spinal diseases, with primary expertise in adult and pediatric scoliosis, degenerative spinal pathologies, and spinal oncology. He is a specialist both in advanced minimally invasive and traditional open techniques. His special interests include cervical degenerative disease, cervical deformity, adult and pediatric deformities, neuromuscular deformities, spinal oncology, lumbar degenerative pathologies, and complex primary and revisional spinal surgery.

After earning his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Adogwa performed his residencies in neurological surgery at Duke University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Adogwa believes that a surgeon with the most comprehensive training is best able to treat disorders of the spine effectively. During his residency at RUSH, he completed an advanced complex spine and minimally invasive spine surgery fellowship under internationally renowned spine surgeons Vincent Traynelis, M.D., and Richard Fessler, M.D. Post-residency, he completed an adult and pediatric deformity fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he trained under the direction of world-renowned surgeons Munish Gupta, M.D., Keith Bridwell, M.D., Michael Kelly, M.D., Jacob Buchowski, M.D., and others. Dr. Adogwa then pursued additional surgical training in advanced osteotomy techniques in Lyon, France, under the tutelage of Pierre Roussouly, M.D., and in Accra, Ghana, under the mentorship of Oheneba Boachie, M.D. (founder of FOCOS Hospital and past president of the Scoliosis Research Society).

Dr. Adogwa is a prolific surgeon-scientist, having published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and presented as an invited speaker, program faculty, or guest lecturer at more than 160 scientific meetings across the world.

He has served on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, including as Associate Editor of The Spine Journal, and is a reviewer for more than 20 neurosurgery and orthopedic journals.

He has held numerous leadership positions in neurosurgery and spine surgery organizations and is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Lumbar Spine Research Society, AO Spine, the Scoliosis Research Society, and the Council of State Neurological Societies.