Juma Mbwana, M.D., joins Children's National Hospital from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Yale College with a B.S. in biomedical engineering and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed training in pediatrics at the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as training in adult and child neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
At the completion of his training at CHOP, Dr. Mbwana was given the Meg Olivia Barkman Award, an annual award that recognizes neurology residents who demonstrate clinical excellence and a compassionate approach to care. Dr. Mbwana's research interests include projects that utilize biomedical engineering innovations and emerging technologies for clinical neuroscience advancement. Having lived in the Middle East and Africa in childhood, Dr. Mbwana has a personal interest in global health issues and during his pediatric residency, he participated in the Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic. He enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors.