Dr. Nathan Chiedu Uyamadu (National Torchbearer of Culture Award)
Nathan Chiedu. Uyamadu, M.D. was born in Nigeria and migrated to the United States of America in 1979 after completing high school. He began his college education at the University of South Alabama, Mobile in 1979 as a premed student and graduated in 1982 with a degree in Biology. Dr. Uyamadu went on to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree, completed a three year Internal Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and subsequently a two year fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Uyamadu practices medicine in Columbus, Georgia.
Dr. Nathan Uyamadu is married to Dr. Mrs. Ugo Uyamadu, (M.D., and Ph.D.). They have three children: Nkemdilim, Chunwe, and Chiedu. Dr. Uyamadu is a member and ex-president of Obosi Development Association of U.S.A. (ODAUSA; www.obosiusa.org ) and Obosi People's Association of Atlanta (OPA, Atlanta; www.opaatlanta.org), non-profit organizations involved in promoting education and sponsoring/delivering medical missions to Obosi, Nigeria.
Dr. Uyamadu is a mentor to many young doctors and others who intend to join the medical profession. He is an advocate of inter-cultural education and the promotion of Nigerian cultures. He continues to travel nationally and internationally, to promote positive family values and inter-cultural relations.