Nneoma Wamkpah, MD

Nneoma Wamkpah, MD

MD: University of Missouri, Kansas City

"The research reputation and case-load variety are impressive...and the Patagonia jackets are pretty fly, too."

Hometown: Leawood, KS

Personal Statement: I chose Washington University because it uniquely features the marriage of high-caliber surgical training with cutting edge research. At Washington University, you will find individuals eager to learn, who also foster a warm and inviting atmosphere. My clinical interests vary across all of the subspecialties in otolaryngology. My research interests center around patient outcomes, healthcare systems, disparities in healthcare, and facial nerve injury/repair. Outside of work, I enjoy playing with my cat, watching the NBA and MLB, and playing basketball.


Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Kansas City, BLA, Magna Cum Laude, 2014

Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2017 

Honors and Awards

  • UMKC School of Medicine Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Partner Award, 2017
  • UMKC School of Medicine Dean’s Scholarship Award, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • NIH/NIDCD Otolaryngology Pre-doctoral Research Training Program Award, 2016
  • UMKC Omicron Delta Kappa, 2014
  • UMKC Golden Key International Honors Society, 2014
  • Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Academic Team, 2011
  • University of Kansas Honor Scholar Award, 2014
  • National Achievement Outstanding Participant Award, 2010


Karadaghy OA, Hong H, Scott-Wittenborn N, Sinha P, Suko J, Tait S, Wamkpah NS, Kallogjeri D, Piccirillo JF. Reporting of Effect Size and Confidence Intervals in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Sep 14. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1504. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28910425