Dr. Itoro Okpokho is an Indiana transplant who now calls Indiana her home. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Masters of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville, before earning her Doctorate of Medicine degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2016. Over the course of her studies, Dr. Okpokho served as a Research Assistant in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, in addition to her work in the National Institute of Health Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Summer Training Program. She has been a featured panelist at the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences and the College Prep Academy for high school students interested in health professions.
Dr. Okpokho completed her 3-year Family Medicine residency at Franciscan Health where she was awarded the Resident Research Award for outstanding achievement in Family Medicine research for the 2019 graduating class. She currently practices Family Medicine full time with Community Health Network on the south side of Indianapolis. Her interest in promoting whole health in the individual has developed into a passion for Lifestyle Medicine, which focuses on the research, prevention, and treatment of chronic health problems. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
When she is not actively serving her community, Dr. Okpokho can be found running around with her Shiba Inu pup named Optimus, cooking for her family and friends, keeping up with her book club, or indulging in her passion for discovering new places through travel.