Joseph Ogbonna Nnodim MBBS

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine), Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Fall-risk assessment, mobility enhancement and fall prevention in older adults.


U of M Geriatrics

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center Floor 1
4260 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Lagos, 1978


  • Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Internal Medicine, MI, 2003


  • Int Med Geriatrics, University of Michigan Health System, 2004

  • Int Med Geriatrics, University of Michigan Health System, 2005

Board Certification

  • Hospice & Palliative Med

  • Geriatric Medicine


Human gait properties.Our research is aimed at understanding the basis of the relationship between falls and variabilities in such gait measures as step width, stride and swing time. In our experiments, gait is studied under conditions which amplify the differences between safe and unsafe walking patterns. The results are expected to enable the early identification of persons at increased risk of fall on account of their gait properties. Remedial interventions may then be administered to such persons when the most benefit can be derived, which is before they actually begin to experience falls.


Dr. Nnodim is a graduate of the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. After an internal medicine residency at the Saginaw Program of Michigan State University, he completed a geriatrics fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Nnodim is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. His area of research is human gait properties and his clinical interests include fall-risk assessment, mobility enhancement and fall prevention. Dr. Nnodim speaks English and IBO.