Dr. Godwin Ofikwu


Dr. Godwin Ofikwu

Dr. Ofikwu's passion for helping people began at a young age, and he quickly realized that being a surgeon would give him with not only the path, but also the skills to build a life around that mission. Born and raised in Nigeria, he graduated with honors from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in 2000 as the "Best Graduating Medical Student in Surgery." He began his career as a house medical officer before advancing to the position of resident surgeon at the same teaching hospital. Dr. Ofikwu moved to New York in 2006 and served as Assistant Director of the Quality Management Department at Harlem Hospital. Later that year, he completed a residency in general surgery at Harlem Hospital Medical Center through Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ofikwu completed his surgical oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Cancer Institute. Dr Ofikwu did a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic at Michigan State University. Dr. Ofikwu then worked for Atlantic as an Attending Colorectal Surgeon.

Shore Surgical Associates was based in New Jersey until 2017 when it relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. He has since established and maintained a profitable general and colorectal surgical practice, Global Surgical Solutions and Colorectal Surgical Associates of Nevada, which has experienced great growth over the years. He has affiliations with a number of hospitals around Southern Nevada. And he has developed a reputation for accepting difficult patients that other surgeons would normally decline, providing him a significant competitive advantage.

Dr. Ofikwu has been a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons since 2011, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons since 2012. Dr Ofikwu is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, respectively. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ofikwu was presented with the Desert Springs Hospital's Service Excellence Award for the 2018 second quarter by then-CEO Ryan Jensen. He has produced and co-authored numerous publications in the journal Surgery.

When Dr. Ofikwu is not playing basketball or watching movies with his children, he devotes his time to the Ofikwu Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting resource-poor patients in obtaining access to surgery and preventative care. He is committed to delivering progressive, health-forward projects to underserved communities while also spending extensively in children's education and advancing the people's livelihoods. While Dr. Ofikwu's call to service began in early infancy, he sincerely likes the human engagement and interpersonal relationships that form during the course of his patients' care, as he sees them attain healthy, active lifestyles through cutting-edge treatment regimens.