Chikara Okafor, MSN, RN is a member of Summit Medical Group's Gastroenterology team. Ms. Okafor treats patients suffering from a wide range of acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions and diseases. Ms. Okafor’s interest in gastroenterology developed from her time spent working as a nurse on surgical units where she saw various gastrointestinal diseases. “The field of gastroenterology requires a mix of skills and commands a considerable amount of teamwork and provider collaboration which I enjoy,” she says.
Ms. Okafor is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, and is a Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society member. She participated in several evidence-based research projects while working as a nurse at Hackensack University Medical Center.
In her spare time, Ms. Okafor enjoys traveling and learning about diverse cultures.