Dr. Chile Ahaghotu, MD, MBA, EMHL, FACS, joined MedStar Southern Hospital Center in 2016 as Vice President, Medical Affairs.
Dr. Ahaghotu grew up in Washington, D.C., and began his pre-medical education at Howard University and subsequently graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Nigeria. Dr. Ahaghotu returned to the Washington, D.C.,-area and continued his graduate medical education as a General Surgery resident at Howard University Hospital. He subsequently was offered a Urology residency position at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and also completed an American Cancer Society Oncology Fellowship while in Iowa City. Dr. Ahaghotu also received an MBA from Howard University and an Executive Master of Health Care Leadership (EMHL) from Brown University. After completing his training, Dr. Ahaghotu joined the faculty as an academic urologist at Howard University Hospital. During his 20-year tenure at Howard, Dr. Ahaghotu achieved the rank of full Professor and served as the R. Frank Jones and Kline Price Sr. Endowed Professor & Chair of Urology at Howard University. He was also appointed the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the College of Medicine. He served as President of the Howard University Medical and Dental Staff.
Dr. Ahaghotu joined our hospital after serving as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Steward Carney Hospital, part of the Steward Health System in Boston, MA. Dr. Ahaghotu served in leadership roles in the the American Urologic Association, R. Frank Jones Urologic Society, National Medical Association, Washington Urologic Society, Medical Society of DC, American Medical Association, AOA Honor Medical Society and American College of Physician Executives. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and reviewer for the Journal of Urology.
Dr. Ahaghotu has completed more than 50 medical mission trips in West Africa. He has made the mission of his career to work with vulnerable communities and diverse populations.