In memory of a


Nowa Omoigui shattered the glass ceiling in Cardiology. He chartered a new course, allowing us to redefine our future. By his example, we know that there are no limits in pursuing our dreams in the field of Cardiology.

Nowamagbe Austin Omoigui: 1959-2021

Forever Missed

Dr. Nowamagbe Austin Omoigui, pre-eminent interventional cardiologist in Columbia, South Carolina and foremost Nigerian-American civil-military historian, shed his earthly bonds and was called to the Lord on April 18, 2021.

Preceded in passing by his beloved mother, Mrs. Grace Onaiwu Omoigui, Dr. Omoigui is survived by his wife Moira Omoigui, their children (Ikpomwosa Omoigui, Ighiwiyisi Omoigui, Iyegbekosa (Egbe) & Izevbokun (Izzy) Omoigui, Iyare Omoigui and Iriagbonse Omoigui), his father, Surveyor Daniel Aiyanyo Omoigui and his four siblings (Dr. Sota Omoigui, Ifueko M Omoigui Okauru, Eghosa Omoigui and Nosa Omoigui), their Spouses and In-laws, Nephews and Nieces; Aunts, Uncles and Cousins; Friends and Colleagues.


Graduated at the top of his Medical School Class with distinction and delivered the valedictory speech.

Coordinated an air, sea and land Military disaster drill, and received a National Award from the Nigerian President Shehu Shagari

Timothy Beckett (1992) and Hewlett Packard (1993) Awards Awards for excellence as a post-doctoral fellow in Cardiovascular Disease

He set the all-time record among clinical fellows at the Cleveland Clinic for the highest number of abstracts submitted and presented (as first author) at a single National meeting (American Heart Association)

He set a new record when he became the first Nigerian (African) immigrant to be Chief of Cardiology at a US University Medical School

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