Nzuekoh Nchinda, MD

Dr. Nzuekoh Nchinda



Oak Creek, WI

Medical School:

University of Chicago

Resident Bio:

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.

Personal Interests:

Run and cross-train, write, knit, and sing

Clinical Interests:

Surgical oncology
Global health

Professional Activities:

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Why UW?

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.