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Ikechukwu Akunyili, MD

Ikechukwu Akunyili, MD

Accepting New Patients

Specialties:
Oncology - Medical
Hematology
Hematology/Oncology

Languages spoken: IGBO, Spanish, English

WellSpan Medical Group

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

The desire to learn about the human body in health and in sickness, coupled with experience as a child who spent about six weeks in a hospital bed receiving excellent care from the National Orthopedic Hospital in Nigeria, led to my interest in medicine. Post graduation from medical school, I discovered over time that I have a special affinity for oncology patients and this led to my decision to pursue sub-specialty training in hematology and oncology.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I want my patients to know that they will be treated with compassion, kindness, honesty, openness and respect at all times. My goal always is to work with the patient towards achieving the best outcome in their unique situation. They will always receive excellent care at WellSpan Health, and their care will always be in keeping with the highest standards of our profession.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoying reading a good book—preferably classical literature and history.


Clinical Interests

  • Breast Cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Oncology
  • Prostate Cancer

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine | Hematology

Education & Credentials

  • Residency Program: Howard University Hospital
  • Residency Program: Diana Princess of Wales Hospital
  • Fellowship Program: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: University of Nigeria

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan



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