MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER PROFILE
Obiora Onwuameze, MD
Memorial Hospital Belleville and Saint Johns Hospital
Obiora is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Clerkship with Department of Psychiatry SIU School of Medicine with research interests focusing on motivation and cognition in schizophrenia. I completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC) in Iowa City and received a PhD in occupational epidemiology as well as a master’s degree in epidemiology both at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. He completed a research fellowship in the study of malaria at the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria in Enugu, where he earned his medical degree. Onwuameze is a recipient of several national honors, including the American Psychiatric AssociationLilly Resident Research Award and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) New Investigator Award. His fellowships include the American Association of Directors of Residency Training Programs International Medical Graduate fellowship and the NIMH-funded Career Development Institute in Psychiatry fellowship. He is a member of the ASCP, American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, American Psychiatric Association and American Public Health Association. He has several peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Onwuameze and his wife Nkechi have three children. He works in Springfield, IL and specializes in Psychiatry. Dr. Onwuameze is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Belleville and Saint Johns Hospital.