Published on August 13, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Celestine Mkpozi

Celestine Mkpozi, Hospitalist Services

Dr. Celestine Mkpozi is joining Essentia Health-Fargo as a hospitalist.

As part of the hospitalist team, Dr. Mkpozi will care for patients who are hospitalized due to illness or injury. Dr. Mkpozi explains, “in internal medicine, you are basically a medical detective, always analyzing and figuring things out in a systematic and step-wise manner.”

Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Mkpozi received his medical education at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His residency in Internal Medicine was at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I love dealing with numbers, figures, imbalances and rhythms. For me, the high point is seeing a comatose and critically ill patient make an impressive recovery,” shares Dr. Mkpozi. “The fact that my work cuts across a lot of disease processes also makes it amazingly interesting.” Dr. Mkpozi quips, “so, it is challenging and at the same time fun.”

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