Nyajuok Wur, MD
Dr. Nyajuok Wur joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2018. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Dickinson.
Dr. Wur earned a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from the the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Ross University in Dominica, West Indies.
Dr. Wur is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).
Dr. Wur's academic and clinical interests include integrative medicine, global health, and women's health.
A Personal Note from Dr. Wur
Its such an exciting time to be in medicine!
My name is Nyajuok and I go by Nya, I am originally from South Sudan, but grew up in Minnesota. Like most of us, I did odd jobs in high school and college in order to have spending money, but one of those jobs would give me a direction I would carry with me for life. I worked as a CNA in a local nursing home and had the opportunity to spend hours caring for folks and learning of my love for people.
This experience lead me to medical school, but what really confirmed my desire for medicine is the roots of my family. I have a large portion of my family still in South Sudan and Ethiopia and have had the opportunity to go back and see the way medical care is provided in the region. Suffice to say that there are many patients, and few physicians and resources.
As an American citizen I am grateful of the healthcare opportunities that are available to both physicians and patients alike, and that is where UTMB comes into the picture. I met my (now) husband during our first year of medical school on the Caribbean island of Dominica, and he is a Houston native. He told me of his desire to practice in Houston, and of the incredible options for a family medicine resident in the surrounding areas.
When I interviewed at UTMB, I was struck by the whole environment. Incredible academic institution, but with a community feel to it. I was consistently impressed by the breadth of the family medicine opportunities and the involvement of the faculty.
My husband matched in emergency medicine in Houston and being able to stay in Texas together at wonderful academic institutions is more than we could have ever hoped for. As a physician who’s journey began so far away, I am grateful to be exactly where I am. I work with an institution where the faculty’s passion for medicine is still evident in their excitement to teach and practice. This is my kind of medicine.
My husband and I have two dogs; Molly and Gus and we plan to stay and practice medicine in the Houston/Galveston area and are actively looking for medicine opportunities in Eastern Africa and elsewhere. My confidence in UTMB to provide me the education and support to accomplish my goals has been confirmed to me every step of the way.
Hobbies outside of medicine include reading mystery books, international travel, medical mission trips, and singing.