Dewesh Agrawal, MD Emergency Medicine Specialist


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish


Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1205913514

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Outside Interests



    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

    View publications on PubMed

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