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Pascal Udekwu, MD, FACS

Pascal Udekwu, MD, FACS

General Surgery, Trauma

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About Me

Dr. Pascal Udekwu is board-certified in General Surgery, Pediatrics, and Surgical Critical Care. His clinical interests are complex general surgery, including pancreas, esophagus and re-operative surgery as well as surgical critical care with additional training in Trauma Surgery. Dr. Udekwu is trained to address most injuries to the neck, chest, abdomen and extremities and guide the complex care of injured patients through their hospital stay.

Education and Training

Dr. Udekwu received his medical training at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He holds a master's of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. Dr. Udekwu completed his residency in the pediatrics and general surgery at the University of Chicago in Chicago, I.L., and his fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.

He is a 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 served in the military from 1988 to 2017 and is retired after serving as a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Dr. Udekwu is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, The Association for Academic Surgery, The Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, and The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma as well as many other professional organizations.

Grants and Publications

Dr. Udekwu has received grants from Governor’s Highway Safety and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his research has been published in journals such as The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and The American Surgeon. He has presented his research at many national conventions, including The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, The Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, and The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting.


Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC

Medical School:
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

University of Chicago, IL

University of Pittsburgh, PA

Provider Ratings

4.5 out of 5

(25 ratings)

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8 Reviews


The excellent care I received from the nurses all the way to my Surgery Team!


Everything was very good.


Everything was explained to me so that I would understand.


This was a follow-up, final visit from an trauma car accident that occurred on [DATE]. All the assistance, visits and follow up was excellent! Thank you for the team of doctors and nurses who work the trauma department.


Dr Udekwu is outstanding. Can’t say enough about him.


Excellent staff and provider!


The whole process was excellent.


The entire staff was execelent.This was my first time in Wake Medical as a patient..The doctor was wonderful & explaned everything to me.I would hope he could be my doctor it I I had another trauma!
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