Echezona Ezeanolue, MD


Phone: 775.738.3654

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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