A native of Nigeria, Dr. Okoro received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. During medical school, she was the recipient of the Commonwealth Foundation Merit Award for Academic Excellence, which included a surgery rotation at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore, London.
Following an internship in Nigeria at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Okoro moved to the United States and completed a residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, and during that time received a post-doctoral certificate in clinical and translational science and served as an instructor of medicine.
Dr. Okoro has been recognized with several awards, including the Mayo International Health Scholarship, the Salix Fellowship2Leadership Award and the American College of Gastroenterology’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. She has contributed to numerous abstracts and articles that have been published in Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Practical Gastroenterology and The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Okoro joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2011.