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Adaora M. Chima, MBBS, MPH

  • Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia


MD: University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences and Dentistry, Enugu, Nigeria.

Master of Public Health: Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.


Anesthesia (pediatric, adult, obstetric); fetal anesthesia

Services and Specialties



Simulation based educational and evaluation tools; global health and perioperative care delivery in austere settings

Research Areas



Family-Centered Qualitative Study For An Empathic Understanding Of Acute Pain Experience In Pediatric Non Hispanic White And Non Hispanic Black Cohorts. Atkinson, D; Kumar, J; Chima, A; Ortiz, C; McLaughlin, L; Allen, J; Mitchell, M; Mendele-Siedlecki, P; Chidambaran, V. Pain Forum. 2023; 24:85-86.

Quantitative Comparison Of Parental-Child Factors Influencing Acute Pain Experience Of Non-Hispanic Black And White Children. Kumar, J; Atkinson, D; Chima, A; McLaughlin, L; Ortiz, C; Allen, J; Mitchell, M; Chidambaran, V. Pain Forum. 2023; 24:88.

What Is the Role of Dexmedetomidine in Modern Anesthesia and Critical Care?. Chima, AM; Mahmoud, MA; Narayanasamy, S. Advances in Anesthesia. 2022; 40:111-130.

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