Tochukwu (Tochi) Okwuosa, DO, is cardiologist and a professor of medicine at Rush University in Chicago. She is Director of the Cardio-Oncology at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr Okwuosa internal medicine residency and subspecialty cardiology fellowship training were completed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Northwestern University in Chicago.
Dr Okwuosa founded and led the cardio-oncology program (addressing cardiovascular issues in cancer patients) at the Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit before establishing and developing the successful cardio-oncology program at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr Okwuosa has received numerous awards, including the Piccolo-Gavers Translational Research Grant Award for studying markers of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, editorials and review articles in cardiology, cardiovascular disease prevention and cardio-oncology, including publications in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and JAMA-Oncology.
She actively participates in national cardio-oncology committees and writing groups with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr Okwuosa has been invited to present and contribute to various cardio-oncology topics and regularly reviews articles for journals like the Journal of the American Medical Association. She is also committed to community education.