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Osita I. Onugha, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Osita Onugha, M.D., is a board-certified surgeon and assistant professor of thoracic surgery at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Onugha practices all aspects of thoracic surgery, including procedures for benign and malignant conditions of the lung, esophagus and mediastinum. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques that leave small scars, and has extensive experience in treating thoracic surgical conditions using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS), robotic assisted thoracic surgery (RATS), laparoscopic and bronchoscopic approaches. While in medical school, Dr. Onugha became the first cardiothoracic fellow to be awarded the prestigious Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Fellow and Residents Award. During his residency at Stanford, he helped design a novel catheter that detects and treats infections. He was a named inventor on multiple invention disclosures and has two filed patents. Dr. Onugha holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in England. He has co-authored several book chapters and manuscripts, and has presented at multiple national conferences.
Education
Institution
Type
UCLA Geffen School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
Internship
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, Stanford, CA
Residency
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Foundation Health PPO/EPO/POS
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Global Care Medical Group IPA
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Net Silver Network HMO
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • LA Foundation Medical Care PPO/EPO
  • MCS Patient Centered HC PPO
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medi-Cal Health Net HMO
  • Medi-Cal Molina HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Network Incorporated PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • National Provider Network PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/POS
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • TriCare PPO
  • UC Care PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO
  • Workers Compensation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumor
 
Cardiothoracic Outpatient Clinic
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8607
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center