College of Medicine Names Dr. Ahaghotu Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

WASHINGTON (April 24, 2013) -- Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu, associate professor of urology at Howard University College of Medicine and chief of the Division of Urology at Howard University Hospital, has been appointed associate dean for Clinical Affairs.

Ahaghotu, who joined the faculty of Howard University in 1998, is also a member of the board of directors of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association.  He will serve on the board through Oct. 31, 2015

He received his medical degree at the University of Nigeria, graduating with honors. After completing his civil service responsibilities, he returned to the United States and joined the urology residency program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

He also completed an American Cancer Society fellowship in urologic oncology while in Iowa.

He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications. He also holds adjunct academic appointments in the Departments of Community and Family Medicine as well as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He has provided urologic instruction to countless medical students as the urology clerkship director at Howard University College of Medicine and has nurtured the budding research interests of rising junior medical students in his role as director of the Matory-Kiernan Summer Surgical Research Fellowship.

Over the years, he has developed a robust clinical practice. Additionally, he has served as president of the Howard University Hospital Medical and Dental Staff, chair of the Faculty Practice Plan Physicians Advisory Council, served as one of the nine physician members of CMS's Practicing Physicians Advisory Council and currently sits on the American Urologic Association’s Health Policy Council.

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