Meet the Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Obasi, a native of Nigeria, is one of few surgeons in Texas with triple board certifications. He is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), American Board of Surgery (ABS), and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also a Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS). With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, he earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and biochemistry at the University of Texas Arlington and then continued studies at Howard University College of Medicine. He excelled in medical school, receiving the American Medical Student Association’s Exemplary Leadership Award, as chapter president. Howard University Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation honored him with their Research Fellowship Awards. Dr. Obasi was a recipient of the Graduating Students’ Award for Courage and Perseverance from Howard University College of Medicine and received the Community Outreach Scholarship, granted by the Academy of Family Physicians to the most outstanding student in the class.
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.