Chiledum Ahaghotu, MD

Vice President, Medical Affairs, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Chiledum Ahaghotu, MD, is vice president of Medical Affairs for MedStar Southern Hospital Center, providing clinical leadership and oversight for quality and safety, medical education and research.

Before joining MedStar, Dr. Ahaghotu was vice president and chief medical officer at Steward Carney Hospital, part of the Steward Health System in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to this position, Dr. Ahaghotu worked  as an academic urologist at Howard University. 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 and chair of Urology. He also served as the associate dean for Clinical Affairs in the College of Medicine, and as president of the Howard University Medical and Dental Staff. Dr Ahaghotu has also held  leadership positions for the American Urologic Association, R. Frank Jones Urologic Society, National Medical Association, Washington Urologic Society, and Medical Society of the District of Columbia. 

Starting his pre-medical education at Howard University, Dr. Ahaghotu subsequently graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of Nigeria. Dr. Ahaghotu then served as a General Surgery resident at Howard University Hospital, which was followed by a residency in Urology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and an American Cancer Society Oncology Fellowship. Dr. Ahaghotu also holds a Master of Business Administration from Howard University and an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership from Brown University.

Dr. Ahaghotu has completed more than 50 medical mission trips in West Africa. He also is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and reviewer for the Journal of Urology and Journal for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.