As a medical student, Dr. Atakpo was a part of the Vassar research team, participating in dermatology research and publications. His academic achievements and service to the community led to his selection to Sigma Sigma Phi honor society. Dr. Atakpo completed his dermatology training at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia where he received rigorous instruction in general, pediatric, surgical, cosmetic, and complex dermatology. In his final year of residency, he served as chief dermatology resident and he now provides dermatologic care for his patients in Norman and its surrounding areas.
Outside of dermatology, Dr. Atakpo enjoys spending time with his family and church community, going to the lake, traveling, hiking, and watching OU football and OKC Thunder basketball.