Dr. Christian Okoye Joins Physicians at St. Bernards Cancer Center

Published on Fri, October 14, 2016
Dr. Christian Okoye Joins Physicians at St. Bernards Cancer Center

Dr. Christian Okoye has joined physicians at the Ben E. Owens Cancer Treatment Center at St. Bernards as a radiation oncologist.

He earned his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and has completed a residency in radiation oncology at University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The holder of an electrical engineering degree from the University of California, Davis, also completed a preliminary internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland.

He serves on committees for the American Society for Radiation Oncology and has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles as well as book chapters. 

Okoye is one of 22 new physicians in the St. Bernards Class of 2016.

Born to Nigerian parents, Okoye grew up in Northern California and is the oldest of three children. He says he became a radiation oncologist because of the unique combination of quality patient interactions, the ability to work during a critical juncture in the patient’s experience and the technical aspects of radiation therapy and its delivery.

Professionally, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiotherapy, head and neck cancer and central nervous system tumors.

Personally, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, music, participating in sports such as basketball and tennis and watching football. His younger brother has played professional basketball in Europe and South America, and his sister is a biomedical engineer.

Okoye joins Drs. John Allgood and John Lynch as radiation oncologists who see patients at the Ben E. Owens Cancer Treatment Center at St. Bernards.

Patients can make appointments to see him by calling St. Bernards Cancer Center at 870-207-8210.