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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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"I am especially passionate about equal access to healthcare for patients who are at high risk for complications from diabetes."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I knew I wanted to work with children long before I wanted to be a physician. Their innocence and potential encourage me to inspire the next generation who could, ultimately, change the world.

As a pediatric endocrinologist, I treat all endocrine conditions, however, I work in some special areas. These special areas include congenital hypothyroidism and Type 1 diabetes. I’m very invested in health disparities which occur in children with diabetes. I am especially passionate about equal access to healthcare for patients who are at high risk for complications from diabetes.

I believe that disease and illness are not what define you — instead, it’s your life experiences. So, if you don't take your medicine because your insurance company doesn't cover it, I understand. If you missed your appointment because you don't have transportation, I empathize. I work to change my healthcare delivery to meet the needs of my patients.

In my research, I seek ways to improve the health outcomes of all children with chronic diseases, such as Type 1 diabetes.

During my free time, I am very active in community service. I explore my passion for healthcare beyond the hospital walls of Cincinnati Children’s.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric endocrinology; adherence in management of diabetes

Research Interests

Quality improvement

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Endocrinology, Diabetes

Research Divisions

Endocrinology



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My Education

MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2002.

Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2005.

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2006.

Fellowship: Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2009.

My Publications

Inequities in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Among Patients With Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: Data From 52 US Clinical Centers. Ebekozien, O; Agarwal, S; Noor, N; Albanese-O'Neill, A; Wong, JC; Seeherunvong, T; Sanchez, J; DeSalvo, D; Lyons, SK; Majidi, S; et al. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2021; 106:e1755-e1762.

Treatment-Induced Neuropathy of Diabetes in Youth: Case Series of a Heterogeneous and Challenging Complication. Alexandrou, EG; Corathers, SD; Lahoti, A; Redel, J; Tellez, S; Jones, NH Y; Kim, A. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 2020; 4.

Equitable Post-COVID-19 Care: A Practical Framework to Integrate Health Equity in Diabetes Management. Ebekozien, O; Odugbesan, O; Rioles, N; Majidi, S; Jones, NH Y; Kamboj, M. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2020; 27.

Hypothyroidism and Iodine Deficiency in Children on Chronic Parenteral Nutrition. Ikomi, C; Cole, CR; Vale, E; Golekoh, M; Khoury, JC; Jones, NY. Pediatrics. 2018; 141.

Severe Hypothyroidism From Iodine Deficiency Associated With Parenteral Nutrition. Golekoh, MC; Cole, CR; Jones, NY. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016; 40:1191-1193.