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Dr. Ona Nwosu .jpg Dr. Ona Nwosu is appointed as Medical Director for Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

Presbyterian Communities and Services, a faith-based nonprofit organization comprised of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and leading hospice services, has named Dr. Ona Nwosu as medical director for Faith Presbyterian Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Dallas. Godwin Dixon, chief executive officer for Presbyterian Communities and Services, made the recent announcement. 

Dr. Nwosu received her doctorate degree from University of Nigeria’s College of Medicine, and spent the first five years of her career as a general practice physician at various hospitals in Nigeria. In 2001, she moved to New York and began an internal medicine internship and residency at the Columbia University affiliated Harlem Hospital Center. During this time, she was trained in acute care, including rotations through the emergency room at Harlem Hospital Center, one of the busiest emergency rooms in the nation.  Upon completing her residency, Nwosu moved to Houston in 2005 and worked for six years as a hospitalist for Inpatient Consultants of Texas (IPC). She then received her hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Here, she gained more experience in inpatient hospice care at Dallas VA Medical Center. 

“Dr. Nwosu is a very caring and compassionate physician,” said Dr. Vivyenne Roche, M.D., program director for Geriatrics Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “She takes excellent care of her patients and I am proud of all of her accomplishments.”

As medical director, Dr. Nwosu will be responsible for the clinical and medical management of patients and families with five physicians reporting directly to her. She will ensure the compliance of Faith Presbyterian Hospice’s services, define standards of care and ensure staff is up-to-date on current research. Dr. Nwosu will also complete patient visits for those residents who have eligibility concerns or a more challenging medical situation. As overseer of hospice and palliative care, she will manage an average of 200 patient cases daily.

“Dr. Nwosu has a vast clinical experience in hospice and palliative care as well as many years of experience in general practice,” said Dixon. “She came highly recommended, and we have been very impressed with her expertise.”