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Chinwe Unegbu, MD



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

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology/Pediatric Anes

National Provider ID: 1306986054



Chinwe Unegbu, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine at Children’s National Health System with an expertise in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia. She also has an adjunct appointment of Assistant Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2002. She received her M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2006 and completed her residency in anesthesiology in 2010. During residency she affirmed her passion for pediatric anesthesiology and went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins in 2011 and advanced training in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology in 2012. She is currently practicing as a pediatric anesthesiologist for kids with both cardiac and non-cardiac anomalies. She is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology, and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society. She enjoys working closely with the medical students, residents, and fellows. Her current research interests include perioperative management of pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension. She lives in Washington, DC and when not working enjoys trying some of the great restaurants that DC has to offer.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Peds Cardiac Anesthesiology, 2012
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2011
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, Anesthesiology, 2010
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Internship Program, Internal Medicine, 2007
    Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore
  • MD, 2006
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • BA, 2002
    Cornell University


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A systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension published Feb. 24, 2017 in Pediatrics demonstrates that scientific evidence supports the use of this class of medications in infants, neonates and children with pulmonary hypertension.

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