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Dr. Ajanwachuku and his staff are completely committed to giving their patients the highest quality of medical care while maintaining a warm, personalized, and professional patient relationship.

Sophia, C.S.T., Certified Surgery Technician, Dr. Ajanwachuku
A well respected and well trained medical assistant, and the newest member of 
the team, at the Surgery and Nutrition Center. Her warm smile and pleasant nature  
greet incoming patients and quickly and comfortably putting them at ease.
Christi, M.A. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST A well respected and well trained medical assistant, and the newest member of the team, at the Surgery and Nutrition Center. Her warm smile and pleasant nature greet incoming patients and quickly and comfortably putting them at ease.
An esteemed staff member, and a certified Surgical Technician, she has been dedicated to supporting the highest quality of medical and surgical care to all 
of Dr. Ajanwachuku’s patients for more than 10 years. Sophia Galyean, CST An esteemed staff member, and a certified Surgical Technician, she has been dedicated to supporting the highest quality of medical and surgical care to all of Dr. Ajanwachuku’s patients for more than 10 years.
Exam Room
Dr.Ajanwachuku at the WoundCare Hyperbaric Chamber
Director St. Joseph Health St.Mary Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Dr. Ajanwachuku is A devote Christian who takes care of his patients as his "calling”.
AWARDS:
* ST JOSEPH HEALTH, ST MARY FOUNDATION BOARD AWARD: HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR : 2012
* ST JOSEPH HEALTH, ST MARY : 2012  VALUES IN ACTION AWARD FOR JUSTICE 
* AMERICA’S TOP SURGEONS 2002-2012 CONSUMERS’ RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA
* THE PHYSICIAN RECOGNITION AWARD FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION, CMA, AMA: 1989 TO PRESENT
* OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA AWARD: 1984
* HOWARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES AWARD: EFFICIENCY EXTERN FOR INFIRMARY SERVICES: 1978 - 1980
Dr. Ajanwachuku Dr. Ajanwachuku is A devote Christian who takes care of his patients as his "calling”. AWARDS: * ST JOSEPH HEALTH, ST MARY FOUNDATION BOARD AWARD: HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR : 2012 * ST JOSEPH HEALTH, ST MARY : 2012 VALUES IN ACTION AWARD FOR JUSTICE * AMERICA’S TOP SURGEONS 2002-2012 CONSUMERS’ RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA * THE PHYSICIAN RECOGNITION AWARD FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION, CMA, AMA: 1989 TO PRESENT * OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA AWARD: 1984 * HOWARD UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES AWARD: EFFICIENCY EXTERN FOR INFIRMARY SERVICES: 1978 - 1980
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: 
* AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 			
* AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ABDOMINAL SURGEONS 
* CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 			
* San Bernardino COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY
* INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 		
* THE SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS
PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY:
* SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY : MEMBER PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE: 2004 TO 2009
* SAN BERDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY: MEMBER LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:2004
FELLOWSHIPS:    
* FELLOW - AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (F.A.C.S.)  : 1992
* FELLOW- AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ABDOMINAL SURGEONS: 1991                                    
* FELLOW- INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: 1989
BOARDS
* AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICIANS: 1993
* AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY: 9.19.1988 CERTIFIED, 10.24.1997 RECERTIFIED, 10.6.2007 RECERTIFIED
*AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICIANS: 
        CERTIFIED IN CASE MANAGEMENT: 2000-TO PRESENT
* AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICIANS :
         CERTIFIED IN RISK MANAGEMENT: 2000-TO PRESENT
DIPLOMAS:  
 * DIPLOMAT AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW: 1993
 * DIPLOMAT AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY: 1998   * M.D., HOWARD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, WASHINGTON, D.C.: 1980
 * B.A. - BIOLOGY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK: 1976 Certification PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: * AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS * AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ABDOMINAL SURGEONS * CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION * San Bernardino COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY * INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS * THE SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY: * SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY : MEMBER PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE: 2004 TO 2009 * SAN BERDINO COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY: MEMBER LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:2004 FELLOWSHIPS: * FELLOW - AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (F.A.C.S.) : 1992 * FELLOW- AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ABDOMINAL SURGEONS: 1991 * FELLOW- INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: 1989 BOARDS * AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICIANS: 1993 * AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY: 9.19.1988 CERTIFIED, 10.24.1997 RECERTIFIED, 10.6.2007 RECERTIFIED *AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICIANS: CERTIFIED IN CASE MANAGEMENT: 2000-TO PRESENT * AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICIANS : CERTIFIED IN RISK MANAGEMENT: 2000-TO PRESENT DIPLOMAS: * DIPLOMAT AMERICAN BOARD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & UTILIZATION REVIEW: 1993 * DIPLOMAT AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY: 1998 * M.D., HOWARD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, WASHINGTON, D.C.: 1980 * B.A. - BIOLOGY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK: 1976
Dr. Ajanwachuku’s reputation for thoroughly explaining therapeutic care options to his patients is well established. Dr. Ajanwachuku doing patient care instruction Dr. Ajanwachuku’s reputation for thoroughly explaining therapeutic care options to his patients is well established.
Dr. Ajanwachuku is committed to explaining patient care options thoroughly and completely, to enable his patients to make the best informed decisions and choices in their treatment choices. Dr.Ajanwachuku discussing melenoma treatment Dr. Ajanwachuku is committed to explaining patient care options thoroughly and completely, to enable his patients to make the best informed decisions and choices in their treatment choices.
The 2012, St Joseph Health, St Mary Hospital  Humanitarian of the Year, Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku, Chief of Surgery, was endorsed with appreciation by hospital officials, employees, patients and colleagues  who appreciate that  he has contributed to the enhancement of patient care including policy development, operational protocols and recommendations for state-of-the-art equipment. A diplomat on the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Dr. Ajanwachuku, has supported the educational growth and on-the-job experiences of hundreds of nurses and technicians for more than 20 years, and has mentored numerous allied health students, both in hospitals and in his private practice.
After 23 years on staff and 7 years in service as Chief of Surgery, Dr.  Ajanwachuku also received the St Joseph Health, St Mary Hospital Values in Action Award for Dignity.
Dr. Ajanwachuku The 2012, St Joseph Health, St Mary Hospital Humanitarian of the Year, Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku, Chief of Surgery, was endorsed with appreciation by hospital officials, employees, patients and colleagues who appreciate that he has contributed to the enhancement of patient care including policy development, operational protocols and recommendations for state-of-the-art equipment. A diplomat on the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Dr. Ajanwachuku, has supported the educational growth and on-the-job experiences of hundreds of nurses and technicians for more than 20 years, and has mentored numerous allied health students, both in hospitals and in his private practice. After 23 years on staff and 7 years in service as Chief of Surgery, Dr. Ajanwachuku also received the St Joseph Health, St Mary Hospital Values in Action Award for Dignity.
* Medical Director: St. Mary Hospital Wound Care/ Hyperbaric Center: 2010 to present
* Director: Board of Trustees St Mary Medical Center: 2004 to 2010
* Chair: Department of Surgery St. Mary Medical Center: 2004 To Present
* Chair: Quality Review Committee St. Mary Medical Center: 2004 To Present
* Chief, Department of Surgery Victor Valley Community Hospital 1998, 1999, 2000
* Chairman, Department of Surgery Victor Valley Community Hospital: 1990,1991,1995,1998,1999, 2000
Dr. Ajanwachuku * Medical Director: St. Mary Hospital Wound Care/ Hyperbaric Center: 2010 to present * Director: Board of Trustees St Mary Medical Center: 2004 to 2010 * Chair: Department of Surgery St. Mary Medical Center: 2004 To Present * Chair: Quality Review Committee St. Mary Medical Center: 2004 To Present * Chief, Department of Surgery Victor Valley Community Hospital 1998, 1999, 2000 * Chairman, Department of Surgery Victor Valley Community Hospital: 1990,1991,1995,1998,1999, 2000
MISSION   STATEMENT :
Serving the High Desert Community since 1987 with the commitment to:
…provide excellence and compassion in patient care
…through dedication to best surgical outcomes 
…while preserving the patients’ best quality of life and dignity. 
…At this location: 16133 Kamana Road Apple Valley, 92307… since 2007.
Office MISSION STATEMENT : Serving the High Desert Community since 1987 with the commitment to: …provide excellence and compassion in patient care …through dedication to best surgical outcomes …while preserving the patients’ best quality of life and dignity. …At this location: 16133 Kamana Road Apple Valley, 92307… since 2007.