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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

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

Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1205913514


Dewesh Agrawal, M.D., is a physician in the Children's National Emergency Department. Since 2007, he has served as the program director for the Pediatric Resident Program. 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.

Dr. Agrawal's passion is education, and he is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the prestigious 2005 Golden Apple Award from the Children's house staff. He enjoys traveling, running, and most of all, spending time with his children.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

    Research & Publications

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

    (2004) Annals of Emergency Medicine

    C3PO as a Companion to R2C2 for Feedback

    (2017) Journal of Graduate Medical Education

    Children With Medical Complexity: A Web-Based Multimedia Curriculum Assessing Pediatric Residents Across North America

    (2018) Academic Pediatrics

    Comparison of Febrile Infants with Enterococcal and Gram-Negative Urinary Tract Infections

    (2016) Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

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

    (2008) Pediatrics

    Is There a Return on a Children's Hospital's Investment in a Pediatric Residency's Community Health Track? A Cost Analysis

    (2018) Journal of Community Health

    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

    Personal Digital Assistant-based Self-Work Sampling Study of Pediatric Interns Quantifies Workday and Educational Value

    (2017) Academic Pediatrics

    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