Opeyemi Elaine Lamikanra, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Fla., but have lived all along the East Coast for my studies. I attended Duke University for my undergraduate degree and loved the Blue Devil experience. I then spent a year at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York as a sports medicine research assistant. This solidified my desire to become an orthopedic surgeon, which had been sparked at age 14 when I tore my ACL.
I was first introduced to Atlanta as a student at Morehouse School of Medicine, where I was trained in both the technical and compassionate art of medicine. I traveled to Yale New Haven Hospital for my orthopedic surgical training, and I subspecialized in hand and upper extremity at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where traumatic injuries were prevalent.
About my practice
My practice is primarily an orthopedic hand surgery practice. I enjoy taking care of members with concerns involving their fingers, wrist and elbow. I emphasize patient education and will discuss the reasons for every treatment plan, whether that includes surgical intervention or non-operative treatment. I am excited about the opportunity to help the members of Kaiser Permanente.
How I thrive
I thrive by taking time to relax and connect with family and friends. I am a true foodie and enjoy exploring the restaurants in Atlanta. As the daughter of a Nigerian father and Guyanese mother, I have an appreciation for different cultures, which has led to a love of traveling. This love has led me to Europe, Australia and the Caribbean, and I continue to look forward to seeing many more countries. I have also become involved in international medical volunteering trips to both Guyana and Haiti, and I plan to continue this as a part of my practice.