Chima Oluigbo, MD Neurosurgeon



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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1996
    University of Nigeria College of Medicine
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Chima Oluigbo, MD

Patient story

Erieon's Story

"On her seventh birthday, a few of the nurses got together to sing to my daughter for her birthday. It brought tears to my eyes because they had became my support system, my family, and my friends."

Jackson's Story

"I have become a total advocate for my child, fighting this fight right alongside of him."

Patient story

Omari's Story

"Hydrocephalus does not define who he is. We are all stronger and less fragile than we ever imagined possible."

Keith's Story

"You will find new strength you didn't know you had. You will find that what seemed to be the daily grind of work or home life will take on new meaning and will sustain you by the sheer normalness of it."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Cerebellopontine Angle a diagnostic dilemma

(2006) Neurosurgery

Comparison of outcomes following decompressive craniectomy in children with accidental and nonaccidental blunt cranial trauma

(2012) Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

(2007) Lumboperitoneal shunts for syringomyelia: an appraisal

Managing Neurological Disorders Using Neuromodulation

(0001) Neural Engineering

Incidence of cervical spine injury in infants with head trauma

(2010) Journal of Neurosurgery (Pediatrics)

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Connor M.'s Story

"Besides the excellent medical care Connor received, I most appreciated the kindness, patience and understanding the Center's staff showed to my son, his mom, and me. There was nothing they wouldn't do for us."

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