At Graduate Hospital Philadelphia, he received the Surgical Excellence Award during general surgery residency. This honor is bestowed upon the resident who achieved the top score in the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination and demonstrated unsurpassed surgical skills. He completed a surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After accepting a cosmetic surgery fellowship, he relocated to California to train under Dr. Jacob Haiavy, who is a leader in the field.
With surgical training completed, Dr. Obasi set out to gain a broad background in clinical experience. He returned to Texas, to the state and people he loves, to practice as a general, trauma, and laparoscopic surgeon. He worked as an emergency room physician, as well. He served as chief of surgery and trauma medical director at these posts and was an executive member of the board of directors.
Dr. Obasi was recognized as one of “Americans Top Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2013 and 2014. He has been recognized with the same honor in the field of Cosmetic Surgery / Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from 2017 to present. Dr. Obasi was acknowledged as a Top Surgeon in 2016 by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP). He has been accepted by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons as one of the “Ten Best Plastic Surgeons in Texas” from 2018 to present. (This is a prestigious honor given to the surgeon who has attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field; and having done so with an impeccable Patient Satisfaction rating). He has had many peer-reviewed articles published in professional journals.
Dr. Obasi holds privileges at many hospitals in Texas and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He maintains membership in these professional organizations:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- North Texas American College of Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
With a deep concern for the welfare of his native Nigerians, he founded and funds an organization that provides care for underprivileged widows in his hometown.