Dewesh Agrawal, MD Emergency Medicine Specialist



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

  • MD, 1997
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • BS, 1993
    Duke University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Dewesh Agrawal, MD

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

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

(2008) Pediatrics

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

(2004) Annals of 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

Lumbar Puncture

(2007) New England Journal of Medicine

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