Dewesh Agrawal, MD Emergency Medicine Specialist


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-2327

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine


Dewesh Agrawal, MD, is a physician in Children's National Health System's Emergency Department. He serves as the program director for Pediatric Resident Training. Dr. Agrawal was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Toledo, OH. He is an active researcher in the areas of medical education, pediatric fever evaluation, and procedural sedation. His passion is education, and he was the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the prestigious 2005 Golden Apple Award from Children's pediatric residency training program. He enjoys traveling, running, and most of all spending time with his son Sachin.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2003
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2000
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • MD, 1997
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • BS, 1993
    Duke University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Dewesh Agrawal

Patient story

Avery's Story: Parent's Letter Project

"I hope you never have to experience the need to have your child taken to the hospital, but if you do, Children's National is the place to go. There's no question about it!"

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Bispectral Index Monitoring Quantifies Depth of Sedation During Emergency Department Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Children

(2004) Annals of Emergency Medicine

Effect of Antibiotic Pretreatment on Cerebrospinal Fluid Profiles of Children with Bacterial Meningitis

(2008) Pediatrics

Lumbar Puncture

(2007) New England Journal of Medicine

Misconceptions Regarding Levalbuterol in the Treatment of Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Children

(2009) Am J Emerg Med

Multicenter Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule for Identifying Children with CSF Pleocytosis at Very Low Risk of Bacterial Meningitis

(2007) Journal of the American Medical Association

Pediatric Mastoiditis in the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Era Symptom Duration Guides Antimicrobial Therapy

(2007) Academic Emergency Medicine

Preprocedural Fasting State and Adverse Events in Children Undergoing Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in a Pediatric Emergency Department

(2003) Annals of Emergency Medicine

Rapid Sequence Intubation in Children

(2006) UpToDate

Shock Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

(2005) Pediatric Resuscitation: A Practical Approach

The Irritable Infant

(2005) Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics: Urgent and Emergent Care

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