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 by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and 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

  • Fellowship Program, Neurosurgery, 2010
    Ohio State University Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow, 2009
    Children's Hospital of Denver
  • MD, 1996
    University of Nigeria College of Medicine
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Chima Oluigbo

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."

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."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Biennial Meeting

(2010) Image guided stereotactic percutaneous rhizotomy; technique and results

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

Incidence of cervical spine injury in infants with head trauma

(2010) Journal of Neurosurgery (Pediatrics)

Managing Neurological Disorders Using Neuromodulation

(0001) Neural Engineering

Pattern management and outcome of cervical spine injuries associated with head injuries in paediatric patients

(2008) Child's Nervous System

Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Cerebellopontine Angle a diagnostic dilemma

(2006) Neurosurgery

Sphenopalatine ganglion SPG interventions Technical aspects and application

(2011) Progress in Neurological Surgery

The role of lumboperitoneal shunts in the management of syringomyelia

(2010) Journal of Neurosurgery (Spine)

Use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein2 rhBMP2 to enhance posterior cervical spine fusion at 2 years of age

(2008) Pediatric Neurosurgery

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