Surgeon’s Biography

 VINCENT AJANWACHUKU, M.D., FACS, FICS, FAIHQ

  • Board Certified Surgeon providing Traditional, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery.
  • General, Cancer, and Trauma Surgeon.
  • M.D., FACS, FICS, FAIHQ
  • Diplomate American Board of Surgery (Board Certified)
  • FellowAmericanCollege of Surgeons
  • FellowInternationalCollege of Surgeons
  • Fellow American Institute of Health Quality
  • Diplomat American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review
  • MemberAmericanCollege of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • St. Joseph Health, St. Mary : Apple Valley, Ca.
  • Victor Valley Community Hospital : Victorville, Ca.
  • Desert Valley Hospital/Prime Care : Victorville, Ca.

PRACTICE APPOINTMENTS:

  • St. Joseph Health, St. Mary
    • Director: Board of Trustees  2004 -2011 
    • Chair: Quality Review Committee St. Mary Medical Center  2004 – 2011
    • Chairman: Department of Surgery 2005 – Present
    • Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
    • Medical Director Wound Care  2010 – Present
    • Chief of Surgery 2006-2015
  • Victor Valley Community Hospital
    • Chairman: Department of Surgery  1990-1991, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000
    • Chief of Staff  1992 and 1993
    • Member At Large Executive Committee 1991
  • FELLOWSHIPS:   

    • Fellow :  American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)  1992
    • Fellow :  American College 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 Re-Certified
      • 10.6.2007 Re-Certified
    • 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 Case 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

    Post Graduate Training: 

    • Trauma Surgery : D.C. General Hospital, Washington D.C.  1986-1987
    • Surgical Oncology, under Dr. La Salle D. Leffall, Jr. M.D., Howard University Hospital 1985 – 1986
    • General Surgery Residency : Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.  1981-1985
    • General Surgery Internship : Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.  1980-1981

     

    MEDICAL PUBLICATION:

    • JAMA VOL.78, NOV. 11, 1986,” Chylothorax” An Omnipresent Reality in Thoracic Surgical Procedures”

     

    AWARDS:

    • St. Joseph Health, St Mary Foundation Board Award :  Humanitarian of the Year  2012
    • St. Joseph Health, St Mary : Values in Action Award for Justice  2012
    • America’s Top Surgeons : Consumer’s Research Council of America  2002 – 2012
    • The Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education, CMA, AMA: 1989 – Present
    • Outstanding Young Men of America Award  1984
    • Howard University Health Services Award : Efficiency Extern for Infirmary Services  1978 – 1980