Chima Oluigbo, MD, FRCSC, is an attending pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s National Health System and is an assistant professor of neurological surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Oluigbo came to Children’s from the Ohio State University Medical Center where he had led the epilepsy surgery service. He was also a consulting neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Nigeria Medical School, and completed his residency in neurological surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He subsequently completed fellowships at the University of Colorado (Pediatric Neurosurgery) and Ohio State University (Functional Neurosurgery). He is board certified in Neurosurgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery.
He cares for children with all types of diseases of the nervous system such as epilepsy, brain and spine tumors, hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spina bifida, and craniosynostosis. Dr. Oluigbo's clinical focus is on epilepsy surgery and pediatric functional and restorative neurosurgery. His research interests include epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation, functional neurological restoration, and the development of innovative neuromodulation therapies for the treatment of chronic neurological disorders including epilepsy, movement disorders, neurobehavioral and cognitive disorders, chronic pain, and spasticity in the pediatric patient.
Research & Publications
Research & Publications
Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Cerebellopontine Angle a diagnostic dilemma
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
(2007) Lumboperitoneal shunts for syringomyelia: an appraisal
Managing Neurological Disorders Using Neuromodulation
(0001) Neural Engineering
Comparison of outcomes following decompressive craniectomy in children with accidental and nonaccidental blunt cranial trauma
(2012) Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Incidence of cervical spine injury in infants with head trauma
(2010) Journal of Neurosurgery (Pediatrics)
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