Biography

Dr. Nwariaku joined the division in December 1998 as an assistant professor. He is currently a professor in the Department of Surgery. He received his M.D. in Nigeria in 1987 and began his general surgery residency at UT Southwestern in July 1991. He served a two-year fellowship here from 1993 through 1995 and completed his residency in 1998. His area of expertise is in minimally-invasive endocrine surgery,specifically laparoscopic adrenalectomy,thyroid and parathyroid surgery and his focus is on continuing development of an endocrine surgical program at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Education

Medical School University College Hospital (1987)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Adrenal Gland
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Parathyroid Exploration
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy

Research Interest

  • Adrenal Tumors and Cancer
  • Angiogenesis
  • Endothelial Signaling
  • Parathyroid Hormone Effects on Bone
  • Thyroid Cancer

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Subcellular Targeting of Oxidants during Endothelial Migration

Wu RF, Xu YC, Ma Z, Nwariaku FE, Sarosi GA, Terada LS Journal of Cell Biology December 2005 171(5) 893-904

Direct phosphorylation of proliferative and survival pathway proteins by RET

Panta GR, Du L, Nwariaku FE, Kim LT Surgery August 2005 138(2) 269-74

Inframanubrial parathyroid glands in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: alternatives to sternotomy

Nwariaku FE, Snyder WH III, Burkey SH, Watumull L, Mathews D World Journal of Surgery April 2005 29(4) 491-4

NADPH oxidase mediates vascular endothelial cadherin phosphorylation and endothelial dysfunction

Nwariaku FE, Liu Z, Zhu X, Nahari D, Ingle C, Wu RF, Gu Y, Sarosi GA, Terada LS Blood November 2004 104(10) 3214-20

Honors & Awards

  • Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship Award
    American College of Surgeons (2008)
  • Malcolm O. Perry, MD
    Professorship in Surgery (2007)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1998)
  • Academic Excellence Award
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
  • Educational Scholarship Award
    Society of Critical Care Medicine (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of University Surgeons