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Fellow, General Cardiology, Year 3


Chinonso was born in Nigeria and his family moved to the US when he was a child. He grew up in Eastern Washington and attended the University of Washington for undergraduate school. He then moved to Nashville, TN, where he attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, and subsequently came back to the Pacific Northwest for internal medicine residency at the University of Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, writing music, and staying physically active.

Medical School

Vanderbilt University


University of Washington

Recent Publications and Presentations

Opara CC, Aghassibake N, Watkins DA. Economic consequences of rheumatic heart disease: A scoping review. Int J Cardiol. 2021 Jan 15;323:235-241. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.09.020. Epub 2020 Sep 10. PMID: 32920073.

Opara CC, Du Y, Kawakatsu Y, Atala J, Beaton AZ, Kansiime R, Nakitto M, Ndagire E, Nalubwama H, Okello E, Watkins DA, Su Y. Household Economic Consequences of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2021 Jul 30;8:636280. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2021.636280. PMID: 34395548; PMCID: PMC8363312.


Mailing Address:
University of Washington Medical Center,
1959 NE Pacific Street,
Box 356422,
Seattle, WA 98195-6422

Clinical Contacts:
For appointments or other clinical matters, please contact theĀ Heart Institute.