Olugbenga Olowokure, MD

Professor of Clinical

Director, Inpatient Service University of Cincinnati Medical Center

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Olugbenga Olowokure, MD

Olugbenga O. Olowokure, MD, is a medical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers such as malignancies of pancreas, colon, rectum, anus, esophagus, stomach (gastric), small intestine, GIST tumors, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallbladder, and cholangiocarcinoma (bile ducts).

His clinical research efforts focus on novel treatment approaches. Dr. Olowokure believes in enrolling patients, when possible, on clinical trials to learn more about the best and safest ways to treat gastrointestional cancers and to potentially improve on current existing standards of care.

Improving treatments, while preserving the patient's ability to function normally, are among Dr. Olowokure's goals. He works with a multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologist, international radiology, other oncologists and basic scientists.

Dr. Olowokure is an associate professor of medicine and medical director of inpatient oncology at UC. He received his medical degree from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, and he did an internship year at University of Ibadan and at William Harvey Ashford Kent in the United Kingdom.

He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in New York City, a sickle cell fellowship at SUNY Down State & Kings County Hospital Center NY and then he completed a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City prior to relocating to Cincinnati. He has been at the University of Cincinnati since 2009.




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Internal Medicine


Bachelor's Degree

University of Maiduguri



St. John's Episcopal Hospital



Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Medical Degree

University of Maiduguri


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)



Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology