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Nnenna C. Okpara, MD


Internal Medicine

Primary Affiliations:
Women & Infants Hospital

Additional Affiliations:
Kent Hospital

Board Certified: Yes

Gender:  Female

English (US)

Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internships: New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residencies: New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowships: Rhode Island Hospital
Medical Group: Women & Infants' Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Health


Nnenna C. Okpara, MD, is a gastroenterologist at Women & Infants’ Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Health. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston and went on to earn her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. She completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and her gastroenterology fellowship at the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital program.

Dr. Okpara is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. She sees patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders at the Center's Providence and Woonsocket offices. Her clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening, gastrointestinal disease in pregnancy, and management of functional bowel disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. She actively engages in research studying the biology of colon polyps and cancer in women, and participates in numerous community-based programs aimed at improving colorectal cancer screening in women and minorities.

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Office Locations

Women & Infants' Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Health
Phone 401-453-7953
100 Dudley Street 3rd floor
Providence, RI 02905
Fax 401-453-7748
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