Dr. Okoronkwo is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She began her medical career in 1998 as an Attending Physician at NYU Langone Medical Center. Subsequently, Dr. Okoronkwo became a clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and the Director of Integrative Medicine at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. O, as she is fondly known, obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University. She obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College where she was awarded the Harold Soloman Prize in Rehabilitation Medicine. Upon completion of her internship at the Sloan-Kettering Institute and North Shore University Hospital, Dr. O completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she was the Chief Resident in her final year.
Dr. Okoronkwo has expertise in the many uses of Botox® injections. She also uses Botox® along with other intramuscular, joint, tendon and nerve injections to treat various pain syndromes.
With her training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and her many years of clinical experience, Dr. O is able to expertly correlate functional assessment with injury and deficits. This allows for a customized physical therapy program to be created that is tailored to restoring mobility and sports specific performance.
Dr. O has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Daily News, and been featured on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News with Dr. Jay Adlersberg and PBS. She has a podcast on Healthology.com and has had feature articles in Vogue and in More Magazine.
Dr. Okoronkwo trained in acupuncture at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and is a certified acupuncturist.