Dr. Obonoruma I. Ekhaese, DO, FACS
Surgeon3351 Plainview A-7 Pasadena TX, 77504
Dr. Obonoruma Ekhaese is a general surgeon practicing in Southeast Houston, TX. Dr. Ekhaese specializes in Metabolic /Obesity surgery, abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any abdominal surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Ekhaese provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
Education and Training
University of Houston, Houston Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biophysics 1994
Western Univ of Health Science Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 2000
Olympia Fields, IL Internship - Saint James Olympia Fields 2001
Michigan State University General Surgery Residency 2005
Univ of Texas Health Science Fellowship 2009
American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Faculty Judge UTMB Annual National Student Research Forum 2010 - 2014
- Society of Black Academic Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- American Osteopathic Association
- American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- The Association for Academic Surgery
- National Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Harris County Medical Society
- Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
- Houston Bariatric Society
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Maua Methodist Hospital, Maua, Kenya, (8/2014)
- Northwest Haiti Christian Mission Hospital. Haiti, (10/2007)
- Sula Hospital, Sula Santa Barbara, Honduras, (11/ 2006)
- Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, (2/2003)
- St James Olympia Fields (2001)
- Houston Methodist Hospital (Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery) (2009)
Professional Society Memberships
- American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, American Medical Association
Areas of research
IRB Approved Patient-Centered Research Project
Prochaska J, Ekhaese O.
Collaboration with Dr. John Prochaska Dr. P. H. Patient Centered Outcome Research NIH Grant Pending.
“Evaluation of neighborhood-level food environment on bariatric surgical outcomes"
Participated in IRB Approved Tissue Repository collaboration with UTMB Department of Endocrinology and Dr. N. Abate
Purpose: (1) Obtain adipose tissue during Human Bariatric Surgery and pre-operative labs (CBC, CMP &to study metabolic diseases and heart diseases (2) evaluate gene expression, fat cell size (3) identify the genes involved in inflammation of fat tissue and insulin resistance. 2013-2015.
Manuscript- Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance in Gestational Diabetes, accepted for publication in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
Dr. Obonoruma I. Ekhaese, DO, FACS's Practice location
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