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

  • 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.

Personal Interests

  • Collegiate and professional sports
  • Basketball

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