Meet Dr. A


 

Dr. Goke Akinwande (Dr. A) is an extensively published, board certified leader in minimally invasive procedures. His training at prestigious institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as his prior faculty position at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital provided him the best foundation and ability to deliver optimum care to his patients. He has delivered presentations nationally and internationally and trained several medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. A believes in compassionate evidenced based medicine and is proud to provide this service to the community. Dr. A’s core practice is rooted in increasing patient education and awareness, reducing health care disparities and improving access to care.

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Dr. A’s inspiration to go to medical school came from observing a Christian ministry doing outreach in developing countries, which motivated him to make outreach a core mission in his future career.

During medical school, Dr. A excelled in all facets, including scoring in the 90th percentile in the United States Medical License examinations and graduating with the highest honors (top 5 in his graduating class). After medical school, Dr. A. entered a highly competitive residency at the University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky. Following residency, he was accepted for an Interventional Radiology fellowship at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (a US news honor roll top hospital).

After his fellowship, he was accepted to a research and clinical fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore (another US news honor roll top hospital). During his time at Hopkins, he received a competitive National Institute of Health research grant, and he worked on investigating a novel minimally invasive technique to treat obesity (AKA bariatric embolization).

After his fellowships, he was recruited to join the faculty at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. During his time at Wash U., he built the first preclinical research lab in his division in several years and published over 100 abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters. He has presented his research nationally and internationally and currently holds a patent for a medical device. Dr. Akinwande is also proud to have trained and mentored several medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. A. reviews for several journals, including JAMA Oncology, Radiology, and the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He holds several professional memberships, including the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA), among others. He is also a founding member of the Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) and Society of African Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Therapy (SAFIRE).

Dr. A. is the founder and medical director of the Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy (MINT). His practice mission is simple; to educate and provide better access to minimally invasive non-surgical treatments in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He believes that patients should take advantage of non-surgical, scientifically proven methods to treat various conditions.

Dr. A. intends to make these treatments more accessible and affordable to everyone and help close the gap on health care disparities. Today, he remains inspired by the Christian ministry outreach he observed several years prior.

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