Dr. Ugochi Azuike, a native of Houston Texas with Nigerian roots, immeasurably loves medicine, her culture and her family. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin, she gained admittance to Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Fort Worth Texas, where her medical career began. She chose osteopathic medicine because this field of medicine aligned with her holistic beliefs of treating the whole body and not just a symptom. Here she received hundreds of hours of training in not only traditional medicine but also in osteopathic manipulation of the body, which is used as a tool to help promote the body’s natural ability to self regulate and self heal. During her time at TCOM she founded the school’s first physical medicine and rehabilitation interest group and also served as vice president of the sports medicine club.
After shadowing a physiatrist, she was drawn to this specialty because of the focus on the restoration of the body’s function as well as quality of life as a whole. Her passion and leadership translated into a PM&R residency position at Baylor college of medicine in Houston Texas where she gained experience in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular medicine, rehabilitation, as well as sports and spine. As a third and fourth year resident at Baylor she headed the program’s musculoskeletal and regenerative medicine journal club as well as the musculoskeletal ultrasound club and spearheaded several workshops within her specialty and other specialties at Baylor.
Armed with a deep desire to broaden her skillset as well as the treatment tools that she believed could help heal the body and not just mask symptoms, she began her fellowship training at the Centeno Schultz Clinic where she has gained extensive training in advanced interventional injection techniques for the spine, muscles, and peripheral joints using orthobiologics. She is also currently involved in clinic research in the field of interventional orthopedics/regenerative that is being used to advance and pioneer this ever growing field. Outside of her clinic work, Dr. Azuike enjoys spending quality time with her family. She is also a professional recording artist who has worked with RCA records among others. She also enjoys making natural lotions, lip balms, and hair care products.