Ikemefuna Akusoba

Dr. Ikemefuna Akusoba

Dr. Ikemefuna “Ike” Akusoba is the Chief of the St. Luke’s Weight Management Center, Director of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery at the Monroe Campus, and the Director of Student Advocacy and Community Engagement for the Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine.

Ikemefuna Akusoba portrait


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Our team will be with you every step of the way to make your journey a successful one.”

– Dr. Ikemefuna Akusoba

Dr. Akusoba is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and has presented and published research nationally in topics related to obesity.


Dr. Akusoba specializes in weight loss surgery, as well as treating and preventing metabolic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

He performs the Roux-en-y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch and revisional surgery. He also specializes in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery and offers a wide range of advanced laparoscopic and forgut procedures including incisional hernia repair, heller myotomy, hiatal hernia repair, paraesophageal hernia repair, nissen fundoplication and other antireflux procedures.

Dr. Akusoba speaks regularly in the community as the host of St. Luke’s Weight Management’s Shop with a Doc program. He provides tips for grocery shopping and healthy eating.

Dr. Akusoba Shop


Dr. Akusoba earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica and completed his general residency in surgery at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, PA. He then completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco; Fresno Campus, CA.