Laura Okonokhua, MD

Office Address

Department of Neurology 
University of Kentucky Medical Center
KY Clinic, J-401
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Personal Statement

Dr. Okonokhua  was born in Miami, Florida but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Went on to the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate and then Mississippi College for graduate school. She recieved her MD  from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN.  Dr. Okonokhua has had a strong interest in neurology before medical school but was solitified during medical school. She enjoys the long term relationships that neurologist have with their patients and is looking forward to exploring all the avenues of neurology with an open mind. In her free time she enjoys talking and joking with her family, cooking, and learning different skills on youtube like sewing. 

Leadership Role(s)

Current Diversity & Inclusion Resident Leader

Medical School

2017, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


2017 to present Resident, Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

Clinical and Research Interests


2010, BS, Science/Business, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

  • Handover Certification

  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification

Hospital Privileges

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Professional Memberships


Publications and Abstracts

Poster Presentations

  • Bakare A., Okonokhua L, Patterson K., Rohr-Kirchgraber T. (2016). Controversy Surrounding Routine Mammography Poster presented at: AMWA National Conference 2016; Miami, FL.