Dr. Imo is a first-generation Nigerian-American who was raised in Pearland, Texas. He left home in 2004 to pursue his dream of becoming a dentist by attending Howard University College of Dentistry. After seven years of practicing in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Imo and his wife decided to move back to the Houston area with their two sons, which they now have three sons, to be closer to his family. When he is not providing care for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and sons.
As Dr. Imo is a healthcare provider, he is an advocate to leading a healthy lifestyle. In 2016, Dr. Imo ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. and in 2018 he also ran the Houston Chevron Marathon. He also is proud to have been a deacon for over twenty years.
Dr. Imo enjoys reading topics related to sports, biographies and history. One title he found enlightening was Fix it, by Kenneth Imo. His favorite shows to watch on television are “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland”. You will also likely catch him watching the Animal Planet Channel.
What inspired you to become a physician? I always knew that I took pleasure in helping people and seeing how it impacted them in a positive way. Dentistry has not only allowed me to heal people physically, but mentally as well.
What is your philosophy on patient care? As a practitioner, it is my duty to make sure all patients well informed and made comfortable in order to receive the care they deserve and need.
What brought you to St. Hope? Prior to my relocation in 2016 to Houston, TX, I was searching a Health center in the Houston area that was geared towards providing health care for all persons. Knowing that one of the reasons St. Hope was created to help reduce the disparities within Houston and rural communities.