Ikemefula "Ike" Emmanuel Ekekwe, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine, sleep and critical care medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria after he earning a Bachelor's Degree in biology and chemistry . Dr. Ekekwe completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at New York University's Langone Medical Center and in pulmonary critical care medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. He was chief resident during his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago, IL. The author and contributor of several studies relating to conditions such as sleep apnea, Dr. Ekekwe is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. He is a former winner of the Jerome F. Strauss Scholar Award. He speaks English and Ibo.
Dr. Frenia, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, served for 16 years, including two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His distinguished awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
Dr. Frenia has published research in pulmonary medicine and has served on the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Academic Committee and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC.) He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.
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