Orthopaedic pain is managed by Dr. JeanJacques Mbabuike, who sees patients in the broader New York City area. Years of rigorous education and specialized training led to Dr. Mbabuike’s successful career. His life’s journey has been marked by self-control, a dogged work ethic, and a genuine concern for the individuals he meets daily. His professional perspective is based on the belief that helping patients is a privilege. He enjoys satisfying his patients’ needs for comfort and reassurance by offering care that reflects his high standards of education and experience. On top of that, Dr. Mbabuike is always looking for new ways to innovate in his field and is driven to develop and advance his methods. More than that, he is committed to sharing the wealth as he rises in his career by serving as a role model for the next generation of doctors, particularly for Black male doctors, who are still in short supply.
Present Position and Responsibilities
There is a doctor named Dr. Mbabuike doing his thing in the Big Apple. His current area of expertise is the treatment of severe cases of arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. Dr. Mbabuike offers non-surgical treatments for a variety of orthopaedic conditions, including discomfort in the knees, shoulders, hips, back, and more. He keeps close tabs on his patients and carefully selects treatment plans that are just right for them.
Medical Education and the Study of the Past
For his undergraduate studies, Dr Mbabuike attended New York City’s famed Sophie Davis School of Medicine (an expedited combined B.S./M.D. program) (now CUNY School of Medicine). For this reason, deciding to pursue medicine as a career path during my senior year of high school was crucial.
Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Curriculum at Cuny School of Medicine aims to assist high-achieving high school students in enrolling in an accelerated program to solve shortages in the medical industry, particularly among students of colour.
High school juniors’ scientific grades, math scores, and communication skills are significant for admission to this program. In addition, personal characteristics like maturity, compassion, and motivation are also evaluated in the program. Standardized test results, a strong grade point average, three written essays, and five letters of recommendation are all necessities for the admission process.
Due to his exceptional performance in these areas, Dr. Mbabuike was accepted as one of the annual class of only 50-60 students admitted to the program. Because of this initiative, he was able to begin a 7-year curriculum that would lead to both a bachelor of science and a medical doctorate. After spending three years as an undergraduate student at City College of New York, Dr Mbabuike enrolled in and graduated from the M.D. program at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine.
After earning his medical degree from New York University, Dr. Mbabuike underwent surgical residency training at many prestigious hospitals in the New York City region, including New York Presbyterian Cornell, Westchester Medical Center, Lenox Hill, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Mbabuike was fortunate enough to undergo extensive training in both general and orthopaedic surgery. During that time, he participated in and published cutting-edge research and gained substantial clinical expertise.
Competencies and Work History in the Field
Dr. Mbabuike’s primary research interests lie in the holistic management of chronic pain, particularly that caused by severe arthritis. Dr. Mbabuike is diversifying his practice to include an emphasis on aesthetic medicine in order to stay up with the ever-evolving demands of modern medicine. Similar to his approach to pain management, Dr. Mbabuike is able to tailor his aesthetic treatments to each individual to ensure his patients are delighted. Dr.Mbabuike has been able to further his career goals and promote a growth mentality by venturing into this new field.
Dr. Mbabuike’s goal in any field of medicine is to treat patients with the utmost kindness and concern. Connecting with people who are experiencing severe joint pain but who would prefer to forgo surgical procedures is essential for effective pain management. This calls for calm deliberation and a determination to empathize.
Patients seeking aesthetic procedures often come to these appointments feeling vulnerable and open to exploring their options for change. In addition, Dr. Mbabuike’s strengths as a communicator and people-pleaser make him an asset in any field where he is needed.
Taking Part in Philanthropy and Other Acts of Charity
One of the few Black guys in the medical business, Dr. Mbabuike is a first-generation Nigerian American who was raised in New York City. Thus, Dr. Mbabuike has always felt a duty and a great desire to ensure that he makes the voyage easier and more frequent for others like himself. A mentor, in his opinion, is essential for young black guys like himself to enter the medical field. Dr. Mbabuike’s ultimate goal is to create an everlasting pipeline of talented individuals into the medical sector by outlining the steps necessary for success in the medical profession.
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2019 on the diversity of the national medical body, the percentage of Black male medical students has decreased from 3.1% in 1978 to 2.9% in 2019.
In 1978, Black men made up 3.1% of the nation’s medical student body; in 2019, they make up barely 2.9%, with a solid 0.5% attributable to medical schools at historically Black colleges and universities.
Dr. Mbabuike and a number of other Black male physicians saw the need to develop an organization to help uplift and mentor Black males in medicine, so they called it the Black Male Initiative (BMI). The group’s objectives are to build relationships with other groups of Black males in school and the workforce to facilitate networking, information sharing, and problem-solving.
The initiative aims to increase the number of African-American males who graduate from medical school and go on to successful careers in the medical field. Dr. Mbabuike is motivated to keep doing this important work because of his positive impact on advancing equity and equality in the medical industry.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Mbabuike’s profession and involvement with BMI take up a lot of his time, yet he still finds time for a variety of hobbies. He has a strong commitment to sports and enjoys a very active lifestyle. Before the 2020 COVID-19 epidemic, Dr. Mbabuike had played in recreational basketball leagues for almost a decade.
Now that he doesn’t have to worry about playing in any amateur leagues for the time being, he can focus more on getting in shape and watching professional sports. He has a soft spot for the New York Knicks, the New York Giants, and LeBron James. He also enjoys participating in high-intensity exercises, weight training, and, most of all, spinning classes on the peloton platform in the comfort of his own home.
In keeping with his commitment to a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Mbabuike takes pleasure in visiting exotic locations, expanding his linguistic horizons, and experiencing new and exciting cultures.
Dr. Mbabuike is also a fan of the movies and the theater and appreciates the many options that the Big Apple provides.