Dr. Vincent U. Ohaju is the Trauma Medical Director at St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan, Texas. Prior to that, he was the associate Chief for the Division of Surgery & Neuromuscular Services at Essentia Health (formerly St. Mary’s Medical Center) in Duluth, Minnesota. Dr. Ohaju is a Physician Champion for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and a course director for the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Dr. Ohaju received his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his Internship and Residency in General Surgery at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and his fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is currently board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Ohaju is also a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He has also been the principal investigator for several clinical trials. He was an Adjunct Professor for the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, MN where he received the honor of Community Physician Faculty of the year in 2007 and 2011. Dr. Ohaju has been honored by peers and has received “Top-Doctor” seven consecutive years prior to his relocation. This award is presented by the Duluth Superior Magazine, a local publication.
Dr. Ohaju was recently appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas A&M University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. He was Vice President of the Lake Superior Medical Society. While in Minnesota he was a member of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Committee on Trauma. He serves as a consultant for the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of several non-profit organizations including Silver Creek Institute and a founding member of VOOM Foundation, and volunteers with many organizations and causes aimed at providing improved education and healthcare services to the community he lives in.