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Echezona Ezeanolue, MD
Medical School: University of Nigeria
Residency: Howard University, Washington DC
American Board of Pediatrics; General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics; Infectious Diseases
Dr. Ezeanolue (or “Dr. Easy” as his young patients call him), has been helping children lead healthier lives for over twenty years. After finishing medical school at the University of Nigeria, he completed his residency in pediatrics at Howard University in Washington D.C. He went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and earn a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers). Dr. Ezeanolue is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
When not treating pediatric patients, Dr. Ezeanolue keeps busy as an educator, researcher, and policymaker. He has held teaching appointments at both the University of Nevada and the University of Nigeria. Dr. Ezeanolue has also served on numerous committees for organizations as varied as the National Institute of Health, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the HIV Medicine Association, and the National Minority Clinical Research Association. The author of over seventy scholarly articles and the recipient of over two dozen awards and honors, Dr. Ezeanolue is certainly one of the busiest pediatricians working today.
Currently, Dr. Ezeanolue sees patients at Northeastern Nevada Pediatrics in Elko, Nevada. He is passionate about helping children get the best possible start in life. The following is how Dr. Ezeanolue describes his practice in his own words.
“I believe that every child deserves a healthy beginning. The first twenty-one months of our life (nine months in our mother’s womb and our first twelve months outside her womb) are crucial and can have an irreversible impact on our entire life. I became a doctor because of my desire to support pregnant women in making the right decisions during pregnancy. I became a pediatrician to support mothers during their child’s first twelve months of life and beyond. Healthy adults come from healthy children.”
Infectious Diseases; Rutgers University, New Jersey
Teaching, Research and Medical Missions
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nigeria
2013 - 2015 Member, Disparity Advisory Panel Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI)
2015 - 2018 Member, National Institute of Health (NIH), Chattered Study Section
2015 - 2019 Member, Advisory Council on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
2002 Excellence Award in Community Pediatrics, Howard University
2007 Carmel Scholar Award, American Federation for Medical Research
2007 Nevada Public Health Leader of the Year, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2008 Nevada Health Care Hero Award for Innovation, Nevada Business Journal
2008 Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009 Immunization Champion Award, Nevada Immunization Coalitions
2009 Outstanding Research Mentor, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2010 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) Health Policy Fellow
2010 Local Heroes Award for leadership, American Academy of Pediatrics
2002 – Present American Academy of Pediatrics
2008 – 2015 Founding Editor, AAP Pediatric Review and Educational Program in Infectious Diseases
2013 – 2019 Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric AIDS
2015 - 2019 Member, CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
HealthySunrise Foundation, a non-profit supporting healthy birth outcome for women living in low income countries
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