Kelechi R. Okoroha, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist

Kelechi R. Okoroha, M.D., is a fellowship‐trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. His clinical focus includes:

  • Complex hip, knee and shoulder injuries including hip preservation surgery, cartilage/meniscus restoration surgery, ligament reconstruction surgery and shoulder replacement surgery.
  • Joint preservation and cartilage restoration of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow.
  • Minimally‐invasive, state‐of‐the‐art non‐surgical and surgical treatments.
  • Management of injuries in the non‐elite and elite athlete.
  • Pain management following surgery and ways to reduce opioids postoperatively.

Dr. Okoroha is passionate about providing the highest level of care and expertise to his patients. He strives to bring satisfaction to every patient by providing an individualized treatment plan to get patients back to previous levels of activity, lifestyle or sport. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Okoroha has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts. He has presented more than 150 academic sports papers both nationally and internationally, and currently serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Journal of Arthroscopy.

  1. 2019
    Fellowship - ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL FELLOWSHIP SPORTS MEDICINE Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
  2. 2018
    Administrative Chief Resident - ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Henry Ford Hospital
  3. 2018
    Residency - ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Henry Ford Hospital
  4. 2014
    Internship - GENERAL SURGERY/ORTHOPAEDIC Henry Ford Hospital
  5. 2013
    MD - • King Jones Scholarship (2011) • Debbi H. Baptist Scholarship (2011) • Year II Honors (2010-11) • Year I Honors (2009-10) • Academic Merit Scholarship (2009)Howard University School of Medicine
  6. 2009
    Post-Grad - MASTER COURSES: COUNSELING Xavier University of Louisiana
  7. 2008
    BS - BIOLOGY MINOR: CHEMISTRYXavier University of Louisiana
  8. 2004
    DiplomaJohn Foster Dulles High School

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    2019 AOSSM Best Posters AwardAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  2. 2019
    Most outstanding review paper of 2019. 2020 Douglas W. Brown Award for Best Review Paper: How Much DO Psychological Factors affect Lack of Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? A Systematic Review Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine
  3. 2017
    3rd place clinical research winnerHenry Ford Research Forum
  4. 2016
    Top 10 poster presentation winnerAOA
  5. 2016
    1st place Clinical research winnerHenry Ford Medical Group Research
  6. 2016
    Arthroscopy 2016 Best Resident/Fellow Research Award: Liposomal Bupivacaine versus Femoral Nerve Block for Pain Control after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized TrialArthroscopy Association of North America
  7. 2016
    Resident Scholarship Arthroscopy Association of North America
  8. 2014
    Henry Ford Chairman’s Cup Winner (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)Henry Ford Hospital
  9. 2009
    Player of the Week (February 2009)Heritage Sports Radio Network
  10. 2009
    Gulf Coast Athletic ConferenceNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletes
  11. 2009
    1st Team All-Conference Basketball
  12. 2009
    Cosida Academic Award ESPN The Magazine
  13. 2008
    Champion of Character (2008)National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes
  14. 2008
    All Academic Team (2008, 2009)National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes
  15. 2008
    Honor Roll (2008, 2009)Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
  16. 2008
    CaptainMen's Basketball Team
  17. 2007
    Sports Scholar (2007, 2008, 2009)Arthur Ashe
  18. 2007
    Student Athlete of the Year (2007)Xavier University
  19. 2007
    Men’s Basketball School Record: 3rd in Field Goal Percentage All Time (.585)Xavier University
  20. 2006
    Player of the week (December 2006, February 2007)Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Team PhysicianMinnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Team
  2. 2019 - 2020
    Team PhysicianOakland University Men's Basketball, Soccer/Women's Basketball, Soccer
  3. 2019 - 2020
    Team PhysicianWayne State University, Men's Football, Baseball, Basketball/Women's Softball
  4. 2019 - 2020
    Team PhysicianWest Bloomfield High School, Men's Football
  5. 2018 - 2020
    Team PhysicianDetroit Pistons, Basketball
  6. 2018 - 2019
    Team PhysicianChicago Bulls
  7. 2018 - 2019
    Team PhysicianChicago White Sox
  8. 2018 - 2019
    Team PhysicianChicago Fire
  9. 2018 - 2019
    Team PhysicianChicago Steel
  10. 2018 - 2019
    Team PhysicianChicago State University, Basketball
  11. 2018 - 2019
    Team PhysicianOak Park and Forest High School, Football
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberArthroscopy Association of North America
  14. 2015 - 2017
    Team PhysicianWayne State University, Men's Football, Baseball, Basketball/Women's Softball
  15. 2015 - present
    MemberMid-America Orthopedic Association
  16. 2013 - 2017
    Team PhysicianDetroit Country Day High School, Men's Football, Hockey, Basketball
  17. 2013 - 2017
    Team PhysicianWest Bloomfield High School, Men's Football
  18. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  19. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)
  20. 2013 - present
    MemberMichigan Orthopedic Society
  21. 2013 - present
    MemberDetroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  22. 2011 - present
    MemberJ. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  23. 2008 - present
    MemberAlpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Incorporated