A headshot of Sharon Okonkwo-Holmes, MD

Sharon Okonkwo-Holmes, MD

Instructor

Dr. Sharon Okonkwo-Holmes is a family medicine physician who also tends to urgent care duties. Her research has focused on how medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes affect the African-American community.

Education and Training

  • BS, Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • MD, Charles Drew University-David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Northridge Hospital Medical Center
  • Physician Leadership Development, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Years 

Selected Prior Positions

2006-present Family Medicine Physician
2009-present Family Medicine Physician
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center
2010-present Hippocrates Circle Program Mentor
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center
2014-present Southern California Health Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity-Language Concordance Physician Champion
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center
2017-present African-American HTN Disparity Diabetes Improvement Project
Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2006 Senior Lecturer and Humanitarian Award
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
2009-present MAPPS Honor Roll Physician
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
2016 Leon Cohen Award Finalist

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts