Dr. Chinazo Nwankwo, MD, MPH, RD, CDE

ChizzyDr. Nwankwo grew up in Troy, Mi and was an avid athlete, excelling in basketball, volleyball and track and field. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan where she received a BS in kinesiology, the science of human movement, and exercise physiology. She then completed a master’s degree in Public Health in Nutrition and a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian through the University of Michigan Health System.

After a two years as a Dietitian in the Veteran Affairs Health Care System she studied medicine and obtained her MD at Duke University. She had additional training and experience working with Dr. Eric Westman, MD, the director of the Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic in Durham, NC. There she applied her multiple skills to help patients overcome serious disease and disability with proper nutrition and lifestyle training. She is a firm believer in preventative medicine and the use of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.

(Dr. Nwankwo’s name is pronounced: wonk-wo)


“Most human ailments- diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, insomnia, chronic headaches, and digestive disorders can be traced to food choices and habits. Good nutrition is medicine and it’s essential for health optimization and primary prevention. Successful treatment of chronic diseases must take this into account.”


“There’s no such thing as the perfect diet. Medical nutrition therapy is about meeting the client wherever they are and working together to achieve their best health through lifestyle changes involving nutrition education, behavior modification, and self-empowerment.”


Dr. Nwankwo takes appointments for Medical Nutrition Therapy and Lifestyle Intervention at her Myrtle Beach, SC, office or online by teleconference or phone.
(843) 839-9088