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Dr. Pascal Udekwu is a general surgeon who is also board-certified in General Surgery, Pediatrics, and Surgical Critical Care. His clinical interests are complex general surgery, including pancreas, esophagus and re-operative surgery and critical care. As a trauma surgeon, Dr. Udekwu is trained to address most injuries to the neck, chest, abdomen and extremities, and generally in an emergency setting. These types of injuries are commonly caused by automobile accidents, but can also be caused by workplace accidents, falls, gunshot or stab wounds, or many other reasons. Dr. Udekwu practices with WakeMed Physician Practices - General Surgery and also works to treat many of WakeMed's most critically-ill emergency department patients.
Education and Training
Dr. Udekwu received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds a Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. Dr. Udekwu completed his residency in the pediatrics and general surgery at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL, and his fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.
He is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Trauma, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Surgical Stepdown Unit. He has served in the military since 1988 and is currently a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Dr. Udekwu is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and The American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, The Association for Academic Surgery, The Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, The American Trauma Society, and The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
Grants and Publications
Dr. Udekwu has received grants to study highway safety, and his research has been published in journals such as Problems in Critical Care, Injury, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Cardiovascular Surgery, The American Surgeon, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Current Surgery, The Journal of Trauma, The American Journal of Surgery, and The American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy. He has presented his research at many national conventions, including The American College of Surgeons Convention, The Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, The American Society of Trauma Nurses and The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting. He has also presented research internationally on Terrorism and Trauma in Kabul, Afghanistan at the ISAF German Hospital.
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3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610