Shepherd Center Welcomes Aiwane Iboaya, D.O., to Medical Staff
Dr. Iboaya will treat patients in Shepherd Center's Multi-Specialty Clinic.
Aiwane A. Iboaya, D.O., joined Shepherd Center as an outpatient physician in the Multi-Specialty Clinic on August 5, 2019. She comes to Shepherd Center following a fellowship in brain injury medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
“I’m thrilled to be working at a top 10 nationally ranked rehabilitation hospital with renowned physicians and practitioners who provide superior expert care while continuing to hold true to its mission of treating those with neurological disorders with compassion and dignity,” Dr. Iboaya said.
“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Iboaya to the Shepherd team,” said Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer at Shepherd Center. “We feel fortunate that she will be here to help treat patients as they continue on their healing journey.”
Dr. Iboaya received her bachelor of science in biology from North Carolina State University, where she also earned a volleyball scholarship. Dr. Iboaya received her doctor of osteopathy degree at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. She went on to complete her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Throughout her career, Dr. Iboaya has conducted and presented research, as well as served her community as a volunteer.
“I enjoy working with patients because of the duality it presents as both a physician and an advocate as I care for someone during their most trying time,” Dr. Iboaya said. “The overall experience is humbling as every patient interaction provides a teaching moment to me both professionally and personally.”
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.