Ekene Enemchukwu

Pelvic reconstructive surgeon, Urologist, Urogynecologist


Associate Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Urogynecology)

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Biography


Dr. Enemchukwu received her undergraduate degree from Duke University. She subsequently earned her combined degree in Medicine (MD) and Public Health (MPH) at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health. She completed her General Surgery and Urology training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She then went on to complete a prestigious fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery with concurrent training in Male Voiding Dysfunction and Neurourology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

She specializes in medical and minimally invasive surgical management of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, vaginal vault prolapse, and uterine prolapse repairs), female genitourinary fistula, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, mesh complications, refractory fecal incontinence, and urethral stricture disease (including graft reconstruction). She performs open, robotic, endoscopic, and laser surgery.

She is a health services researcher with interests in the areas of urinary incontinence and refractory overactive bladder syndrome- specifically in the areas of improving health equity through access to care, reducing barriers to treatment adherence, and shared decision making in vulnerable populations (underserved, low income, frail/elderly, neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction). Additionally, she is an expert in OAB related-quality of life, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. She has authored numerous manuscripts and conducted invited lectures as well as television and radio interviews on the topic of overactive bladder.

COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges for our most vulnerable patient populations at Stanford Medicine. As the medical director of the Stanford Multidisciplinary Pelvic Health Center, she has the unique opportunity to advance Stanford Medicine’s mission of improving health equity not in the area of pelvic floor disorders but also by training the next generation of doctors at Stanford School of Medicine.

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2019)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Urology, Urology (2017)
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center, Departments of Urologic Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology, NY, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2015)
  • Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Urologic Surgery, Urology (2013)
  • Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of General Surgery, General Surgery (2009)
  • MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2008)
  • MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (2008)
  • BS, Duke University (2002)

Honors & Awards
  • Aimee Gibson Memorial Scholarship, UNC School of Medicine (2003-2008)
  • American Urological Association Traveling Fellowship Award, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR)/Sexual Medicine Society (SMS) (2011)
  • Careers in Academic Medicine Workshop Travel Award, NIH/NIDDK/NMA (2013)
  • HCOE Faculty Development Research Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Loyalty Fund Full Tuition Scholarship, UNC School of Medicine (2004-2008)
  • Mayer Community Service Honor Society Inductee, UNC School of Medicine (2005)
  • NIH K23 Career Development Award, NIDDK (2022-present)
  • NIH Loan Repayment Award (Selected), NIDDK (2019)
  • Resident Mentorship Conference Travel Award, Society of Women in Urology (SWIU) (2012)
  • Stanford Biodesign Mentorship award, Stanford University (2015)
  • Stanford Medicine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2021)
  • Stanford School of Medicine Excellence in Patient Care Award Nominee, Stanford School of Medicine (2022)
  • Stanford School of Medicine Teaching Award Nominee, Stanford School of Medicine (2017)

Memberships
  • Board of Directors, Western Section of the American Board of Urology (2023 - Present)
  • Board of Director, Society of Women in Urology (2023 - Present)
  • Bladder Health Committee Member, Urology Care Foundation (2021 - Present)
  • Member, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) (2021 - Present)
  • Member, American Urogynecologic Association (AUGS) (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Vanderbilt Urology Society (VUS) (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital reconstruction (SUFU) (2009 - Present)
  • Member, American Urological Association (AUA) (2009 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Urology (2019 - 2022)
  • Director, Urology at Pelvic Health Center, Stanford HealthCare (2018 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Pelvic Health Center, Stanford Medicine (2021 - Present)

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Practice Locations


Urology Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Garden Level

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-3391

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Pelvic Health Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-2700

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Center for Female Urology and Neuro Urology Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-3391

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(124 Ratings)

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(166 reviews)

Appreciative of the time and explanation of the procedure given to me
Dr. E is a wonderful caring doctor!!!
Dr. Enemchukwu is an excellent doctor who is thorough and very caring. She is more than happy to patiently answer questions and always clearly explains everything. I have never felt rushed at my appointments with Dr. E., which is not always the case with some other doctors.
Easy to talk to and understand. She listened to my concerns with patience and spoke to me in a manner that i understood.
It was fantastic
Excellent doctor. I trust her suggestions and have faith in her care for me.
Dr. Enemchukwu was very attentive and caring and made a detailed long term plan for my issue which made me comfortable.
Professional and extremely friendly.
Dr. E is so amazing!
always the best, knowledgeable and caring
Martha is also the best
A relief to find doctors who talk WITH you, allowed to ask questions
Great communication confident it will go well
I have received excellent care!
Felt very comfortable with my visit all questions answered. Thank You
Doctor Enemchukwu always answers my medical questions Clear complete and a friendly manner thank you doctor E. Enemchukwu.
I that that Dr. E was great.
Dr. E is an excellent doctor! She takes the time to answer all my questions. .
Great doctor
Dr.E is friendly, knowledgeable and I am so glad she is my new female urologist’.
I very much liked the facility, staff and physician for the courtesy accorded to my care.
Caring, professional, gentle,
Doctor Ekene Enemchukwu is an EXCELLENT physician! She is an extremely knowledgeable, caring, kind, thoughtful and understanding physician! Doctor Enemchukwu is a shining light, she a true front runner in the field of medicine. I am so very grateful to be her patient. Doctor Enemchukwu is a gift from God she is such a marvelous blessing! Stanford Health Care and it’s patients are blessed to have her directing their care. Thank you so much Doctor Enemchukwu for sharing your beautiful approach to treating the whole person. Doctor Enemchukwu you are an Amazing gift! Much respect and many Blessings!
She answered all my questions and explained everything very well..
I am so grateful for the care I received from Dr E.
I was apprehensive for this visit and the care team was excellent. They were respectful and made good recommendations. I look forward to working with them in the future.
Very thorough and answered all my questions.
My previous insurance gave me the feeling to be someone in those numbers. Dr.E. Was the most concerned I had in my experience. She is vey informative, concerned and carries about you. It’s my first time to be with Stanford and I feel very taken care of
She's been a blessing to our family by the kind ways she finds to help me.
Answered all questions and concerns in terms I understood
Dr. E is absolutely fabulous. She is a very good listener and always has more than one way to try to make the situation better. We have lots of confidence in her.
very professional and efficient
A lot of care and compassion and explaining and helping us with our situation.
Doctor E. is a great doctor who takes time to explain medical conditions and treatment options. She is also really personable, quality rarely seen in us doctors.
Dr Enemchukwu is warm and kind, takes time to explain the issues clearly and at length. Today she put me at ease about both the pre and post op concerns I had. She also offered to modify the post op procedures to fit my situation as someone that lives 400 miles away from Stanford. I came away feeling reassured and well cared for.
Dr E explained my options and listened to and answered my questions .
She was kind, warm, reassuring, and explained the issues well and thoroughly. She also had a good grasp on my concerns and offered to coordinate with another doctor. I came away feeling reassured and being in good hands.
Very clear in her explanation
Dr. E was awesome. She explained things well, and I liked her so much!
She was thorough and compassionate.
She is incredible. She was very approachable, kind, compassionate, and grounded. She was very informative and listened to all of my concerns. I truly felt seen and heard.
De. Ememchukwu was very helpful. Reviewed all of my past history and recommended some new things be tracked in order to get more information on bladder urinary frequency. She and her team are the best and I believe I will soon feel much better due to their recommendations and treatment plan.
Dr E and her staff were very thorough and I appreciated all the time spent and the level of expertise and professionalism.
Being the first visit, not much I would add at this point other than it being a great experience. I’m extremely pleased with the team I have trying to help me.
First time in Redwood Stamford health care. I am well pleased.
Very thorough and answered all my questions.
Friendly, informative, professional
Clarity and conciseness throughout consultation; quite important; much appreciated.
Excellent physician. Highly recommend by me and very professional.
She’s the bomb!
Very clear. She encouraged me to ask all my questions and concerns. Even though she seemed busy, she did not make me feel we were on a rush. Pleased with my overall appointment despite the wait time.
Extremely good staff and very well educated
Very happy with every interaction I have had with the Doctor.
Explained everything and easy to understand.
She’s very under standing of how I wanted to try lower dose first.
Dr E was wonderful! She listened!!!!!
She is a wonderful doctor and lovely person. I recommend her to everyone I can for any urological issues they may be having.
Doctor was very pleasant, informative & listened. First time with this doctor but will highly recommend
Will recommend Dr. E if others need that service.
LOVE STANFORD
Very kind and patient
Dr. E. is an excellent doctor.
It was an excellent experience.
She is fabulous, engages with patient, is direct and thoughtful.
She comes across personable, caring and knowledgeable.
She is so kind!!!
Very helpful and extremely knowledgeable and professional. She is the only physician that I will allow to examine me and that shows compassion
Dr. Enemchukwu is always the best. She is easy to talk to and has the answers I need. I am very happy being her patient.
Tina was my primary car giver. The doctor came in to talk to me about the results of the test. Both were very good.
Ekene is great. I waited a long time to get appt. but appt. was great.
Poor eye contact
Excellent
The doctor was very busy and I am grateful to have gotten as much time as I did
I am so happy my daughter was referred to this doctor. The doctor exceeded my expectations and after the visit I felt more confident with understanding my daughters health issues.
Dr. E is kind, understanding, patient and kind. She is in my opinion an excellent physician.
good
I have already given several friends Dr. Enemchukwu information.I think she is great.
Very good & full attention & focus to my very specific situation.
extremely informative and cooperative.
wished there were more Drs. and staff like them at this clinic
if there or an option for very very very very poor I would have selected that option. one of the worst experiences with the doctor I've ever had.
Dr. E goes out of her way to make sure I understand and feel comfortable with all procedures and medications. She is the best!
Dr. E was awesome. so very nice to see a female urologist.
have already referred to someone else.
Dr E is awesome! kind, genuine, explained things to me. felt like a friend
Dr. E. patiently & thoroughly answered my questions.
I love my doctor Dr. E is fabulous amazing doctor
the doctor gave me some useful tips that I followed and made a huge difference for the problem that I was being seen for.
DR ENEMCHUKWU WAS EXTREMELY NICE AND VERY INFORMATIVE OF THE BEST PROCESS FOR ME TO GO THROUGH.SHE EXPLAIN EVERYTHING CLEARLY,I LIKE HER VERY MUCH..
I appreciated the amount of time my doctor spent looking at my test results and discussing them with me.
I arrived at the clinic without any positive expectations about my condition or solutions for it. Dr. Enemchukwu's quick assessment and suggested treatment gave me hope I haven't had in awhile.
would definitely recommend this care provider
One of the best doctors I have met. She gave me very good information about every thing that concerned me.
usually see Dr Commiter so this was my first time with this urologist & she was excellent in both technique & bedside manner. She is a wonderful physician!!
I wish you had higher ratings I could give Dr. E. She was thorough without being at all rushed. Gave individual, unhurried attention, listened well & collaborated with me to develop a treatment plan with options. Provided excellent education about my condition.
Dr. Enemchukwu was everything I want in a medical professional: knowledgeable, informative, caring, and courteous.
All the Stanford personnel: Very professional.
Excellent, I did not feel like the appointment was rushed or was told that she had to see others patients. I felt at ease.
Dr. E was the most amazing doctor ever...she made me feel so at ease...she was so professional but at the same time so warm...simply the best first doctor visit I've ever experienced!
Dr. E was great! She was very helpful and provided a lot of great information which made an immediate improvement to my condition. Thank you, Dr. E!
Dr. E. is excellent.
Excellent consultation caring manner, very knowledgeable spent 1 hr. with me.
All staff from Stanford is very professional.
Dr. E is the best. I've recommended her to a friend, who also loves Dr. E.
As a patient coming from outside of Stanford for a consultation Dr. Enemchukwu was absolutely wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. She put me at ease right away and freely offered her expertise for my particular problem. I had confidence in what she had to say. She had clearly looked at my medical records in advance and was ready to tell me her thoughts about my problems, explaining in detail the complications of my situation. I learned a great deal. The visit exceeded my expectations for what I might learn in addition to what I already knew.
They operated me. I feel good.
Outstanding caregiver. I can't say enough positive things about my Doctor!
Loved this doctor!
Is a very kind doctor & patient I left very satisfied with the problem I had & explained everything.
I left feeling cared about and personally empowered to takes steps toward better management of condition.
I feel Dr. Ekene is one of the very BEST Doctors I have ever had. I have had some very good doctors.
The doctor was great!
One of the most competent and well-mannered doctors I've ever had. She was knowledgeable and really took the time to explain and talk with me. I never felt like I was being rushed out, but it was still very quick and thorough.
I already have recommended Dr. Enemchukwu to two other people! Loved her!!
They always explain in simple terms if I don't understand something.
Excellent dr. and staff!
Dr. Hovesepian is one of the most caring physicians that I have the privilege and blessing of being his patient
Docto E. was very thorough & knowledgeable. Follow up issues & concerns communicated by me via my health were handled quickly. Really appreciate this!
I feel I am in good hands with Dr. E. She has been able to help me with issues I have been living with for a long time and was not addressed by other doctors.
Dr. E is the best and I have confidence in her.
Dream E went out of her way to find a solution to a challenging situation..
good, very happy with the doctor
Dr. E is the greatest...explained everything very carefully and openly addressed my concerns...GREAT DOCTOR!!! Dr. E was the attending physician when I previously had my Euro Dynamic Test...the only problem was my huge misunderstanding of the procedure...I thought that Euro was short for European and Dynamic meant some kind of body work...so I showed up for the procedure thinking that it was some kind of a spa treatment...and very thoughtfully, no one explained in advance that it was a pressure test of my indoor plumbing...probably best that the details of the test and the plumbing equipment that was to be used were not explained in advance...I might not have been so truthful about my symptoms...Dr. E was very supportive when I asked for a shot of macho...honestly, it was a far cry from the European spa treatment that I thought I signed up for.
Dr. E and her nurse went above and beyond in taking care of a critical situation. They stayed late and solved the problem efficiently compassionately and totally reassured me of their concern.
Dr. E. was very patient, thorough and friendly.
I am very grateful for this wonderful and caring experience
friendly, knowledgeable, explained everything to me in a language i could understand
Overall test and consultation with Dr. E was great and she explained every detail to me in a way the I could understand.
Very informative in all a very nice doctor. She made me feel at ease.
"Very Good" is not a good enough category..."Excellent" would be more descriptive and more accurate...
Dr. Enemchukwu - She treated me very well.
Both Dr. Enemchukwu and her assistant (Mary?) were excellent. I want to commend Mary especially.
Dr. E was professional, knowledgeable, very caring. She explained everything as we went along and also made me feel very comfortable.
she was very kind and was considerate of how scared I was.
Dr. E. is an awesome doctor she took time to explain everything.
Dr. Enemchukwu and her staff are excellent. Very professional, friendly, thorough and caring. I would highly recommend them. Dr. E explains things in detail and comes up with smart solutions. She makes my challenging bladder problems much more bearable! Thank you so much!
Provider spent plenty of time on my behalf. I didn't feel rushed at all.
Dr. E. was very professional yet warm and friendly
Wish i could have all my treatments at SMC.
Dr. "E" was exceptional; friendly, I felt safe w/her during the exam. She thoroughly explained the reasons for her recommendations, did great PT education; and saw to it that I had lab slips to facilitate future care.
Plenty of time to tell doctor if I had problems which I have not!
great
Dr. Enemchukwu is a fantastic doctor. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, and explains things very clearly. I would recommend her to anyone needing a Urologist.
great exeperience
Excellence care.
The best care by Dr. E E Ada.
Doc. E. was great!
Dr E was simply the best doctor that I have ever had.
I am sorry that I have forgotten her name but she was exceptional in working with me throughout the procedure.
Exceptionally good doctor/patient relationship or connection.
She was very good to me and gave me a lot of answers/spent time explaining a plan foward.
I was very satisfied with everything!
Dr. E came off brusque and lacking some respect for my needs, concerns and frustration with my ongoing symptoms. I feel it inhibited the partnership we need to develop. However, as my culture results came back, Dr. E emailed me right away via MyHealth and explained next steps. Her email was very professional, detailed and made me feel better about my situation. I responded to her email and she responded back within a couple hours.
After weeks of feeling unwell I left my visit feeling assured that answer would be reached.
Dr Ekene - Is an outstanding doctor. Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, great communicator.
Dr. Ekene is an excellent doctor. She listens & explains the protocol of treatment clearly and shows her willingness to get to the bottom of where the pain is coming from, thus referred me to a GI dr.
In general very good.
Please continue the great job you ALL are doing. God bless you, all. Thank you Dr .E. and Dr. Comiter.
Very nice and good experience when observing every person that takes care of me as if it was something of their family like someone that wants and offer it's sad but I recognize it in Mexico they don't treat people like that. They discriminate them, hurt them and only take care of you with their voice.
There are times when women need female doctors & this was definitely one of those times. My doctor was excellent!
I loved Dr. Payne - Dr. E. an excellent to choice to fill his position - I was initially very concerned!
Excellent care, concern and follow up.
They above and beyond looking for my problem.
The Provider did indeed spend extra time and did not seem to hurry to the next patient.
Dr. E made me feel like she heard my concerns and didn't make me feel foolish with my questions. She ws very approachable and I felt very comfortable with her.
Dr. E. was amazing. i'm not sure how she can be so calm - i know i wasn't by that point! she was very attentive to my mom's needs, desires and communications. she was very reassuring. i was very pleased with her skill and bedside manner this visit and the first one.

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