ugwonali-headshot-croppedNational Alumni Council Member

Dr. Ugwonali joined Peachtree Orthopedics in 2006. He has extensive expertise in hand, shoulder, elbow and microvascular surgery, as well as general orthopedics. He earned his BAS in Economics and Biology from Stanford University in 1994. He attended Yale University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. While at Yale, Dr. Ugwonali won first prize for his thesis on multiple births in Nigeria and Brazil.

Upon completion of his medical degree, he was awarded a one-year research fellowship at Columbia University’s orthopedic research laboratory. For his research on thumb arthritis, he was awarded first place in an orthopedic research and education foundation conference. He then pursued his orthopedic residency training at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. There, he published several articles in the Journal of Hand Surgery and other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ugwonali was also recognized for obtaining the department’s highest OITE scores for two years in a row.

Dr. Ugwonali also completed a subspecialty fellowship in hand, shoulder, elbow and microvascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ugwonali served as an attending staff member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for Harvard Medical School. In addition to his board certification with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, he has achieved the prestigious Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery and was recently elected to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He currently serves as an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics for Emory University’s department of orthopedic surgery. He is an orthopedic consultant at Haiti’s Albert Schweitzer Hospital and is the current chairman of orthopedic surgery at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.