Deborah Nwafor DO

Deborah Nwafor, DO

  • Emergency Medicine


Altru's Emergency Room

1200 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

Deborah Nwafor, DO, is an emergency medicine physician at Altru Health System. Dr. Nwafor is passionate about emergency medicine because she grew up in a country where access to health care was very limited and she wants to be part of the change her community needed. Outside of work, Dr. Nwafor enjoys hiking, traveling, rooting for the Golden State Warriors, and spending time with her family and dog.

Philosophy of Medicine

"I meet most of my patients on some of the worst days of their lives so I strive to provide excellent evidence-based care just as I would want for my family and myself."

English, Igbo
  • Phi Beta Delta International Honors Society
  • 46th Best West African Examinations Council (WAEC) (2009)
  • Charlotte Research Scholar
Professional Memberships
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians (PACEP) 


Medical School

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jefferson Northeast Emergency Medicine Residency Program 
Jefferson Health Northeast

Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Cardioversion
  • Tube Thoracostomy
  • Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion
  • Central and Arterial Line insertion
  • Paracentesis
  • Incision and Drainage