Dr Aniebiet-Abasi Uko Udofia
A rising star in sports medicine
Dr Aniebiet-Abasi Uko Udofia, native of Ndiya in Nsit Ubium local government area, had shown signs early in life that she was going to be exceptional, brilliant and well prepared to make a mark in whatever profession she would choose after high (secondary) school. Aside from being a gifted scholar athlete, she was the best graduate( valedictorian) of her high school set. After receiving numerous scholarships, she got admitted to the prestigious Stanford University as a Presidential Scholar, where she majored in Biological Sciences.
She worked briefly in the Bromphy Protein Engineering Laboratory at Arizona State University before going on to the University of Southern California for her Medical degree. In between her second and third year at Medical School, Dr Udofia would receive a Masters of Business Administration, MBA. degree from the University of Michigan, where she led a student run venture capital team focused on health care startups, worked with an Israeli biotechnology company on marketing for their orthopaedic applications and interned at Genentech, one of the premier biotechnology companies in the world.
She went on to complete her medical degree and thereafter, underwent a 5-year rigorous and intensive training at Howard University Hospital on orthopaedic surgery. She also completed specialised training in orthopaedic sports medicine at the famed Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Her scholarship, training, hard-work, consistency and dedication has paid off: Today, she is one of only three female African-Americans orthopaedic surgeons in the United States of America’s State of Arizona.
Above all, she’s proudly an Akwa Ibom daughter.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates a daughter of excellence.