CHRISTOPHER OGUNRO, M.D.
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified Medical Review Officer, Member of American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, Member of Urgent Care Association of America.
Dr. Ogunro attended medical school in his native Nigeria and subsequently completed a residency in Internal medicine at the Columbia College of Providers and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital in New York in 1997. Dr. Ogunro always had a passion for Emergency medicine and after a year of private practice, in 1998 began working as an Emergency room provider. He has been practicing Emergency Medicine ever since working at several area hospitals including Methodist Willowbrook and Tomball Regional. He is a member of the Harris County Medical Society and Texas Medical Association Dr. Ogunro lives in Houston with his wife Elama and their two children, Joseph and Faith, and is active in Northwest Community events.
CATHERINE OKONJI, M.D., FACP
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Member American College of Providers
Dr. Okonji earned her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in 2001 and subsequently stayed there completing her residency in 2004. She has since practiced medicine as a hospitalist at St Lukes Episcopal Hospital, and worked in private practice at CEB Medical Assoc for 5 years in addition to working in the Emergency room prior to joining Excel Urgent Care. Dr. Okonji is a member of the Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society.
DR. KEMKA HEKEREM MD, MPH
Board certified American Board of Family Medicine, Board certified American Board of Preventive Medicine- Occupational Medicine, Member American Academy of Family Physicians, Member American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Dr. Hekerem earned his medical degree from the University of Port Harcourt Nigeria in 2003. He completed his family medicine residency in 2012 at the Southwest Oklahoma Family Practice Residency in Lawton Oklahoma. He completed a fellowship in occupational medicine in 2014 at the University of Texas School of Public Health where he also obtained a Master of Public Health degree.
Dr. Hekerem since graduation from residency has practiced medicine in the emergency room, several outpatient clinics and occupational medicine clinics. Outside of work, Dr. Hekerem enjoys watching soccer, listening to music and spending time with his children.
DR IRENE CORNELL ADE
Dr Irene Cornell-Ade, M.D., is a seasoned and experienced Family physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, a Certified DOT Medical Examiner, she is also certified in ACLS and PALS. She is a member of AMA, AAFP, TMA and HCMS.
Dr Cornell-Ade obtained her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2008. She worked as a General Practitioner in Nigeria prior to relocating to the United States. She completed her Residency in 2016 at the University of Texas, Houston Family Medicine Program where she also doubled as a Chief Resident.
Upon completion of her residency, she worked as an Assistant Professor/Faculty in Family Medicine with UT Houston School of Medicine. She was featured in a recent Houston chronicle publication ad for Harris health as one of the stand-out family physician from the UTHealth/Harris Health system.
She also worked as an Urgent care Physician with Memorial Hermann Medical Group and West Isle Urgent Care prior to joining Excel Urgent Care. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, reading and spending time with her family.
DR JORGE VALENCIA
Dr. Jorge R. Valencia, MD earned his medical degree from the Military University in Bogota, Colombia and finish his family practice residency in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1999. He has been board certified in Family Medicine for 19 years. He has experience in teaching, hospital medicine, private practice and for the last 10 years he has worked in urgent care and emergency medicine. He was working for 8 years at the Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center prior to joint Excel Urgent Care. He has been a hospitalist for Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center since 2015. He is member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is fluent in English and Spanish.