Meet Godwin Maduka, Nigerian doctor who transformed his village to town
Godwin Maduka is a Nigerian doctor and businessman. He founded Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center in 1999.
The facility is a one-stop destination for various medical services, including primary care, preventative care, urgent care, radiology, lab work, and surgery.
“The product we have benefits, everybody, regardless of social class,” says Maduka. “It’s helping people.”
Maduka was born in Nkerehi, Orumba South LGA Anambra State, Nigeria.
Godwin, in 2008, played a major role in renaming his hometown from Nkerehi to Umuchukwu.
Maduka was born to a mother who is a farmer and merchant. His father was a traditional herbalist.
He started his education in Nawfia Comprehensive Secondary School and All Saints Grammar school, Umunze, before getting admission to study Medicine at the University of Port Harcourt, but he couldn’t join his peers due to lack of monetary support.
He got an opportunity through his cousin Prof. Dr Richard Igwike (who taught at Russ College at the time), to study at Rust College on a scholarship that covered half of his tuition.
He later got monetary support from his younger brother and uncle and moved to the United States in 1982.
In 1984, he graduated summa cum laude in chemistry from Rust College and got another scholarship to study pharmacy at Mercer University, graduating in 1988.
After graduation, he worked as a pharmacy technician, before getting a full scholarship to study medicine at University of Tennessee, where he completed an internship and graduated in 1993. He furthered to Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his post-graduate training and residency in anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management, graduating in 1997.
- Harvard Medical School
- University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis TN
- Mercer School of Pharmacy, Atlanta GA
- Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi
- Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology
- Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
- Diplomat, American of Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery
- Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
In 1997, after his education, Maduka moved to Las Vegas and got a job where he was paid $8,000 as an advance payment.
He worked as an anesthesiologist at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, Nevada and other hospitals, before starting his own practice at Red Rock Medical Group, Nevada. In 1999, he founded Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center, before expanding to other six locations in Southern Nevada.
He is a clinical faculty supervisor and adjunct professor of pain management and anesthesiology at Touro University Nevada. He is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at UNLV School of Medicine.
- Chronic and acute pain management
- Interventional pain management
- Working in conjunction with chiropractic management, family medicine, physical therapy
- Las Vegas Anesthesia Associates: Anesthesiology practice including chronic and acute pain management
- Cardiac vascular and thoracic anesthesia.
- Trauma anesthesia at University Medical Center
- Obstetrical and gynecological anesthesia at University Medical Center
- General anesthesia including conscious sedation
- Regional Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee: Staff Pharmacist – Regional Medical Center
- Veterans Administration Hospital, Atlanta Georgia: Pharmacy Technician
- Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Surgery, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Work in his village
He is presently building Africa’s largest medical research hub, a 18-storey skyscraper in his village, Umuchukwu, in Anambra State.
Maduka, according to reports, has built over 100 houses for widows in Umuchukwu.
He also built schools, courts, a police station, a hospital, quarters for Judges, Police, and Teachers, a pharma company, and churches.
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