Nigerian-American, Dr Godwin Maduka is building Africa’s largest medical research hub

Over the last few weeks, an image of a skyscraper located in a rural community in Anambra state called Umuchukwu, in Orumba south local government area, has gone viral. This 15-storey edifice which is about 80 percent nearly done, is being built solely by Dr. Godwin Maduka, a billionaire Nigerian-American doctor based in the United States of America.

The tower, which is expected to be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in medical science, will be the first of its kind in Africa. It will also be used to assist students in clinical training and provide resource materials for lecturers and researchers. According to the Sun newspaper, when the building is done it will also serve as the temporary site for the Anambra state University, College of Medicine.

The largest medical research hub in Africa under construction


Dr. Godwin Maduka, 56, is a Nigerian-American who hails from Umuchukwu (formerly Nkerechi) in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Dr. Godwin Maduka serves as CEO and Medical Director of the Las Vegas Pain Institute & Medical Center, the largest pain treatment center in Nevada. The center includes specialists in pain medicine, radiology, wellness, and physical therapy. Dr. Godwin Maduka’s specialties include chronic and acute pain management, anesthesiology, and interventional pain management.

The center works in tandem with diagnostic imaging and family medicine practitioners. In addition to leading his pain management center, Dr. Godwin Maduka also functions as Clinical Faculty Supervisor of Pain Management/Anesthesiology at Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Godwin Maduka’s expertise in anesthesia, pharmaceuticals, and critical care medicine results from more than 16 years of higher education. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1984 from Rust College, then garnered his Doctor of Pharmacy from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1988. Dr. Godwin Maduka earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1993 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also completed an internship. Dr. Godwin Maduka completed his residency and post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was certified by the The American Board of Anesthesiology in 1998 and fulfills the role of Medical Doctor for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners.

In his spare time, Dr. Godwin Maduka reaches out to the people of Umuchukwu, Nigeria, his hometown. His contributions include 50 bungalows and a church, in addition to youth education and vocational training. Dr. Godwin Maduka is a member of the Nevada State Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Pharmacists Association, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

He is a philanthropist and has transformed Umuchukwu Community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state to a modern city.  He built houses for widows and poor in Umuchukwu town. He also built both primary and secondary schools, a medical Centre, a Police Station, churches, community and Civic Centre, village hall, Igwe’s palace, State High Court in his community among others.

“I am living the American dream and I’m doing all I can through philanthropy to help the people where I came from live a better life. It is so small that most everybody there is either related by blood or marriage,” Dr. Godwin Maduka told Las Vegas review Journal at his Henderson branch office.

According Clark County records, Maduka bought seven residential properties in Nevada for more than $7 million and spent nearly $4 million on the two buildings that house the Las Vegas Pain Institute, where he employs 80 people.



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