PROVIDENCE – Dr. Ikenna Okereke has been appointed chief of thoracic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He previously served as assistant professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and chief of thoracic surgery at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.
A surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, or surgical treatment of diseases of the chest, Okereke’s expertise is in minimally invasive thoracic surgery to treat lung and esophageal cancers, and chest wall.
“His background and expertise in both complex and minimally invasive thoracic surgery allows us to extend our spectrum of care and further enhance our surgical capabilities,” said Dr. William G. Cioffi, surgeon-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. “He will be joining Dr. Thomas Ng, an established thoracic surgeon, to broaden our services.” •