Dr. Godwin Ofikwu

Medical Surgeon

Dr. Ofikwu was driven by a strong desire to help people from a young age, and he quickly realized that becoming a surgeon would provide him with not only the path, but also the tools to build a life around that vocation. He was born in Nigeria and graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in 2000 as the "Best Graduating Medical Student in Surgery." He worked as a house medical officer before becoming a resident Surgeon at the same teaching hospital.

Dr. Ofikwu moved to New York in 2006 and worked as the Assistant Director of the Department of Quality Management at Harlem Hospital. Later that year, he finished his general surgery residency at Harlem Hospital Medical Center with The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ofikwu completed his surgical oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Cancer Treatment Center. Dr. Ofikwu completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic at Michigan State University. Dr. Ofikwu then worked for Atlantic as an Attending Colorectal Surgeon.

Shore Surgical Associates in New Jersey before relocating to Las Vegas in 2017. Since then, he has owned and managed a thriving General and Colorectal surgical practice, Global Surgical Solutions and Colorectal Surgical Associates of Nevada, which has seen tremendous growth. He has ties to several hospitals in Southern Nevada. And has earned a reputation for accepting difficult cases that other surgeons would otherwise turn down, giving him a significant competitive advantage.

Since 2011, Dr. Ofikwu has been a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Ofikwu is a member of the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He's also a member of the American College of Surgeons. Desert Springs Hospital's then-CEO Ryan Jensen presented Dr. Ofikwu with the Service Excellence Award for the 2018-second quarter. Several articles in Surgery have been published and co-authored by him.

When Dr. Ofikwu isn't playing basketball or watching movies with his kids, he's working on the Ofikwu Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting resource-poor patients in gaining access to surgery and proper preventative medicine. He is committed to bringing progressive, health-forward projects to underserved communities, as well as investing heavily in children's education and improving people's livelihoods. While Dr. Ofikwu's call to service was loud and clear as a child, he now genuinely enjoys the human interaction and interpersonal relationships formed during the course of his patients' care, seeing them achieve healthy, active lifestyles through cutting-edge treatment protocols.