Committed to excellence in his craft, respected by his colleagues and heralded by his patients, Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu, aka the Real Dr.O, is a seasoned professional who has successfully performed thousands of procedures on trusting patients seeking to enhance their beauty, correct defects, or improve function. Dr. Onyewu has emerged on the medical scene as one of the nation’s leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Born in Washington, DC, Dr. Onyewu graduated from Boston University Cum Laude at the age of 19. He then attended Boston University School of Medicine as a Commonwealth Scholar, graduating in 1990. He completed his General Surgery residency at Howard University Hospital under Dr. Lasalle Leffall earning both Intern of the Year and Chief Resident of the year awards. He then completed his Plastic Surgery fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital under Dr. Scott Spear, past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Onyewu became a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery in 1997.
Dr. Onyewu has a special interest in body sculpturing using liposuction and fat transfer and breast surgery, including augmentations, reductions, lifts, and reconstruction for breast cancer. He is also passionate about helping those less fortunate, co-founding Sustainable International Medical Missions (SIMMS), a non-profit organization the has done over 19 free medical missions in Africa including missions to Sudan, Cameroon, and Nigeria.