Dr Dennis Okolo

Chief Medical Officer

Brief Biography

Dr Dennis Okolo became our Interim Medical Director on 1st December 2021.

He has been with North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust for over 20 years, having trained in and around the Staffordshire area before moving to Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust for his first consultant post.

He has been a consultant in General Adult Psychiatry in the Trust since 2007. More recently he has been Clinical Director for the Stoke Community Directorate and Associate Medical Director.

He holds 2 Masters Degrees in Psychiatry and Business Administration and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

In addition, Dennis has a passion for Medical Education and has been the lead for coordinating all Undergraduate psychiatry teaching and placements at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare for over 8 years. He is currently one of the Hospital Deans at Keele University Medical School and Honorary Senior Lecturer.

His clinical interests are in assessments and treatment of bipolar disorder which was the subject of his Master’s thesis and Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder.

You can watch Dr Okolo’s video message to staff on his appointment as Interim Medical Director below:

You can watch Dr Okolo reflecting on his career in the NHS in this film first unveiled in Summer 2021 and part of our Summer Celebration of Long Service.