Dr. Nwachukwu currently has over 130 published peer reviewed publications and is an internationally recognized thought leader for Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and his research has been recognized throughout his career. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nwachukwu was given the Janee and Paul Friedmann, MD ’59 Surgery prize – awarded to the top student going into a surgical specialty and he graduated cum laude for excellence in orthopaedic research. At HSS, Dr. Nwachukwu was awarded the prestigious Lewis Clark Wagner, MD, Chief Resident Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Clinical Research. He has also been awarded numerous professional society awards and he has been awarded various research grants to support his advancement of orthopedic science.