Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, (pronounced e-heck-wa-zoo) is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon located in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ihekweazu, has quickly emerged as an expert in the field of hip and knee replacement surgery and serves on national leadership committees with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Locally, Dr. Ihekweazu has been recognized by his peers as a ‘Top Doctor’ in Houstonia Magazine and Texas Monthly. He has devoted his career to leading patients back to their active lifestyles through evidence-based treatments and meticulous surgical technique.
Dr. Ihekweazu was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After a state-championship basketball career at Westbury Christian, Dr. Ihekweazu continued his athletic and academic pursuits at Cornell University, where he completed both undergraduate and medical school training. As a medical student, he was recognized for his mastery of anatomy with the Gustave J. Noback Memorial award for advanced study and teaching in the field of anatomy.
Following medical school, Dr. Ihekweazu returned home to Houston and completed an orthopedic surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout his residency, he was exposed to care in a variety of settings including Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, the Shriners Hospital for Children, the Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Houston Methodist Hospital. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Ihekweazu completed a short-term AO Trauma Fellowship at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.
After his residency training, he pursued a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Ihekweazu was further trained in a variety of advanced joint replacement techniques, including, anterior and posterior hip replacements, hip resurfacing, total and partial knee replacements, robotic-assisted surgery and revision joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Ihekweazu is devoted to the local community and enjoys teaching, mentoring and volunteering throughout the Houston area. He believes in being conservative with his treatment recommendations and only recommends surgery when less-invasive treatments have failed. Most importantly, Dr. Ihekweazu takes great pride in treating each patient as if they were a member of his family and in his leading patients back to their active lifestyles.
Education & Training
Hospital for Special Surgery July, 2018
Fellow, Adult Reconstructive Surgery
New York, NY
Baylor College of Medicine June, 2017
Resident, Orthopedic Surgery
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève February, 2017
AO Trauma Short-term Fellowship
Weill Cornell Medical College May, 2012
Doctor of Medicine
New York, NY
Cornell University December, 2007
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude
Major: Biology and Society
Minors: Sociology, Nutrition