Kelechi Okoroha, M.D.

Physician - Orthopedic Surgery

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Undergraduate Studies

Xavier University – New Orleans, LA

Medical School

Howard University College Of Medicine – Washington D.C.


Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System – Detroit, MI


Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Arthroplasty, Rush University, Chicago, IL


  • America Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association
  • Former Fellow Team Physician, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Chicago Steel, DePaul University
  • Former Team Physician, Oakland University, Wayne State University
  • Team Physician, Minnesota Timberwolves (2021-present)

Professional Interests

  • Injury prevention, treatment and joint preservation in basketball players – Understanding the risk factors for injuries, methods for preventing injuries as well as treatment and maximizing performance/joint preservation after treatment.
  • Non operative management and physical therapy
  • Surgical techniques – minimally invasive, arthroscopic and open surgical methods
  • Hip impingement and Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint preservation Surgery
  • Opioid sparing surgery and pain management
  • Blood Flow restriction therapy
  • Orthopedic Education

Personal Interests

  • Collegiate and professional sports
  • Basketball

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