Nzuekoh Nchinda, MD
I was born in Cameroon and raised in Wisconsin. In college, I concentrated in chemistry with a secondary field in global health and health policy and then spent two years doing translational HIV immunology research. During medical school, I was heavily involved in student groups engaged in advocating for healthcare access, medical ethics, and peer mentorship in addition to surgical outcomes research. Now here at UW, I am interested in continuing in academic surgery as well as surgical outcomes research.
Run and cross-train, write, knit, and sing
Gold Humanism Honor Society
I came to UW for the breadth and depth of operative and clinical training, given the unparalleled exposure to an expansive, inter-state patient population. I was also drawn to the strong academic opportunities here, especially the opportunity for dedicated, well-supported time for robust research.
What advice do you have for incoming interns?
I encourage having a growth mindset and seeing every experience as a learning opportunity.
What do you like best about living in Seattle?
Seattle is such a beautiful city. Having a bustling metropolitan city so adjacent to breathtaking mountains makes living here one-of-a-kind. There are both endless trails to hike and restaurants to explore.
- Oliveira L, Mayampurath A, Nchinda N, Wolf JM. June 2018. Do Biomarkers Play A Role On Tendinopathy? Poster Presentation, 65th Annual American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
- Kleinsteuber K, Corleis B, Rashidi N, Nchinda N, Lisanti A, Cho J.L., Medoff B.D., Kwon D, Walker B. D. Standardization and quality control for high-dimensional mass cytometry studies of human samples. Cytometry A. 2016 Oct. 89(10):903-913. PMID: 27575385
- Kleinsteuber K, Rashidi N, Soghoian D, Nchinda N, Mavrothalassitis O, Buus S, George T, Ornatsky O, Walker, B.D. Characterization of functional antiviral CD8 T cell immune responses of HIV elite controllers by high dimensional phenotyping using mass cytometry (VIR6P.1169). The Journal of Immunology.