Kenneth Nwosu, MD

Kenneth Nwosu, MD

Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon


Substitute Teacher
April 2005 – May 2007
Colton Unified School District, Colton, CA

Owner / Manager
July 2005 - September 2007
Stylez Barber & Recreation Center, Rialto, CA

January 2005 - June 2007
Montgomery Watson & Harza Laboratories, Monrovia, CA

Childcare Counselor and Tutor
November 2000 - June 2004
Destiny Place Group Home, Mira Loma, CA


Harvard Combined Spine Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
2016 - 2017

Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
2011 - 2016

Doctor of Medicine
UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
2007 - 2011

Bachelor of Science; Biology
California State University San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
2002 - 2005


Physician and Surgeon License, 2013

Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, 2013

Fluoroscopy License, 2015


STEM Keynote Speaker
Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA
September 2015

Medical Mission Coordinator
Owerri Medical Center and Orlu Teaching Hospital, Imo State, Nigeria
December 2008 - January 2009

Project Santa Clause Coordinator
Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science, Los Angeles, CA
September 2008 - December 2008

Project Sunshine Coordinator
San Miguel Math & Science Magnet Elementary School, South Gate, CA
April 2008 - May 2008

Synergy Health Fair
42nd Street Elementary School, Crenshaw, CA
July 2007 - July 2008


The North American Spine Society Summer Spine Meeting
Miami, FL
ASIA A (Complete) is Not Different Than ASIA B (Sensory Incomplete) in Gunshot - Related Spinal Cord Injury.
July 2016

The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) and American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Joint Scientific Meeting
Montreal, QC Canada
“Surgical Management of Civilian Gunshot – Induced Spinal Cord Injury; Is it Overutilized?”
May 2015

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
“Utility of Bracing after Penetrating Gunshot Spinal Column Injury”
March 2015

Western Orthopaedic Association, Annual Conference
Big Island, HI
“Medial Malleolus Fleck Sign”
July 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference
San Francisco, CA
“Comparison of External, Rigid Plate and Crossed Pin Fixation for Correction of Angular Deformities about the Knee in Children”
October 2010

Association of Nigerian Physicians in America, National Conference
Baltimore, MD
“Conflict Styles and Construct Validity in a Cohort of GME Administrators, Residents and Board Certified Physicians”
July 2010

Western Student Medical Research Forum, Annual Conference
Carmel, CA
“Early Experience of the Margron Femoral Stem in Total Hip Arthroplasty at Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital”
January 2010


Makanji, H., Nwosu, K., Bono, C., “Editorial on ‘Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial’ by Sasso Et Al.” Editorial. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2016.

Nwosu, K.C, Bono, C.M. (2017). Incidence of LBP in Athletes and Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Athlete with Back and / or Leg Pain. In Spine Injuries in Athletes. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

Nwosu K., Eftekhary N., McCoy E., Bhalla A., Fukunaga D., Rolfe K. Surgical Management of Civilian Gunshot-Induced Spinal Cord Injury; Is it Overutilized? Spine Journal. 2016.

Eftekhary N., Nwosu K., McCoy E., Fukunaga D., Rolfe K. Over-Utilization of Bracing in Penetrating Spinal Cord Injury from Gunshot Wounds. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016.

Nwosu K., Beck A., Rolfe K., Hazany S. Calcium Pyrophosphate Dehydrate (CPPD) Crystal Deposition Disease. Case in Point. 2015 August 11

Nwosu K, Bengs B. Early Experience of the Margron Femoral Stem in Total Hip Arthroplasty at Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2010 Jan; 58(1): 207.

Ojogho O, BenYoussef R, France E, Chen L, Nwosu K, Williams J, Baron P. Antibody Induction Therapy With Low Dose Anti-Thymocyte Globulin in Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation. 2006 Jul; 82(1): 525.


North American Spine Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

Association of Nigerian Physicians in America

California Medical Association

National Medical Association


NAACP Citizens of Distinction Award

Chuck & Shelby Obershure Scholarship
Cal State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Leon & Marion Pttman Research Fellowship
Cal State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA


Soccer, Hiking, Camping, Golf, Medical Missions abroad, Piano