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Chinwendu Onwubiko, M.D., Ph.D.

Chinwendu Onwubiko, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Fellow (PGY-6)
Pediatric Surgery

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  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, B.S., Biology, 2003
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, M.D., Ph.D., 2010
  • General Surgery, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS, 2010-2017
  • Pediatric Surgery Critical Care Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2013-2014
  • Pediatric Endosurgery Clinical/Research Fellowship, Children's of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2018-2019
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Chinwendu Onwubiko is a pediatric surgery fellow at UCSF (Mission Bay and Oakland Children's Hospitals). She completed her general surgery residency in Mississippi, followed by a pediatric endosurgery fellowship at UAB. During residency she completed a pediatric surgery critical care fellowship and spent time doing research in pediatric trauma.

Most recent publications from a total of 19
  1. Arbuthnot M, Onwubiko C, Osborne M, Mooney DP. Does the incidence of thoracic aortic injury warrant the routine use of chest computed tomography in children? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jan; 86(1):97-100. View in PubMed
  2. Maizlin II, Nice TR, Onwubiko C, Goldfarb M, Gow KW, Langer M, Doski JJ, Goldin A, Beierle EA. Pediatric Patients with Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary Have Similar Survival to Adults: A Review of the National Cancer Database. Am Surg. 2018 Sep 01; 84(9):e362-e365. View in PubMed
  3. Onwubiko C, Koppelmann T, Waters AM, Radulescu A, Chen MK, Martin CA, Anderson SA, Russell RT, Mortellaro VE, Rogers DA, Beierle EA. Systemic Thrombolysis of an Occlusive Aortic Thrombus in a Neonate on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Am Surg. 2018 Sep 01; 84(9):e372-e374. View in PubMed
  4. Schoel L, Maizlin II, Koppelmann T, Onwubiko C, Shroyer M, Douglas A, Russell RT. Improving imaging strategies in pediatric appendicitis: a quality improvement initiative. J Surg Res. 2018 10; 230:131-136. View in PubMed
  5. Arbra CA, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Huang EY, Savoie KB, Santore MT, Tsao K, Ostovar-Kermani TG, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Recicar J, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St Peter SD, Mooney DP, Onwubiko C, Upperman JS, Streck CJ. Acute procedural interventions after pediatric blunt abdominal trauma: A prospective multicenter evaluation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 10; 83(4):597-602. View in PubMed
  6. Calder BW, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Huang EY, Savoie KB, Santore MT, Tsao K, Ostovar-Kermani TG, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Recicar J, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St Peter SD, Mooney DP, Onwubiko C, Upperman JS, Zagory JA, Streck CJ. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma in children after blunt abdominal trauma: A multi-institutional analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 08; 83(2):218-224. View in PubMed
  7. Onwubiko C, Mooney DP. The prevalence of incidental findings on computed tomography of the abdomen/pelvis in pediatric trauma patients. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2018 Feb; 44(1):15-18. View in PubMed
  8. Onwubiko C, Weil BR, Bairdain S, Hall AM, Perkins JM, Thangarajah H, McSweeney ME, Smithers CJ. Primary laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy tubes as a feeding modality in the pediatric population. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Sep; 52(9):1421-1425. View in PubMed
  9. Armstrong LB, Mooney DP, Paltiel H, Barnewolt C, Dionigi B, Arbuthnot M, Onwubiko C, Connolly SA, Jarrett DY, Zalieckas JM. Contrast enhanced ultrasound for the evaluation of blunt pediatric abdominal trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar; 53(3):548-552. View in PubMed
  10. Arbuthnot M, Onwubiko C, Mooney D. The lost art of the splenorrhaphy. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Nov; 51(11):1881-1884. View in PubMed
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  1. C Onwubiko, MC Shroyer, RT Russell. Unplanned Reoperations in Pediatric Patients Undergoing General Abdominal Operations: Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (ACS NSQIP-P). American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Boston, MA, October 2018.
  2. C Onwubiko, RT Russell, DA Rogers, MK Chen, EA Beierle, CA Martin, B Chaignaud, SA Anderson, VE Mortellaro. Effect of a Question-Based Review Curriculum on Pediatric Surgery In-Training Examination Scores. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Boston, MA, October 2018.
  3. C Onwubiko, MC Shroyer, RT Russell. Unplanned Readmissions in Pediatric General Surgery: An Analysis of ACS NSQIP Pediatric. ACS Quality and Safety Conference, Orlando, FL, July 2018
  4. C Onwubiko, BR Berch, DS Sawaya, CJ Blewett. "A Simple Splitting": The Evolution of the Treatment of Pyloric Stenosis. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, October 2016
  5. C Onwubiko, MA Thorpe, M Osborne, DP Mooney. Variation in Management of Splenic Injuries among Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatric Trauma Society 2nd Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2015
  6. C Onwubiko, BR Weil, S Bairdain, H Thangarajah, J Perkins, A Hall, ME McSweeney, CJ Smithers. Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy Tubes as a Feeding Modality in the Pediatric Population. 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Washington, DC, October 2015
  7. C Onwubiko, DP Mooney. Missed injuries: importance of re-interpretation of computed tomography scans of trauma patients from referring hospitals. New England Surgical Society 22nd Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day. Waltham, MA, May 2015
  8. C. Onwubiko, S Bairdain, ME McSweeney, RH Rathod, C Baird, CJ Smithers. Laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy tube placement in infants with congenital cardiac disease. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group's 24th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children, Nashville, TN, April 2015
  9. C. Onwubiko and DP Mooney. The Value of Official Re-interpretation of Trauma Computed Tomography Scans from Referring Hospitals. John M. Templeton Jr Pediatric Trauma Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2015
  10. B. Dionigi, C.Onwubiko, HJ Paltiel, CE Barnewolt, DP Mooney, JM Zalieckas. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of blunt abdominal organ trauma in children: progress report. Pediatric Trauma Society 1st Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2014
  11. C. Onwubiko, H. Zhang, R. Crowell, S. Lirette, M. Griswold, A.D. Smith, S.G. Patterson. What is the relationship between abdominal fat volume measurements and angiolymphatic invasion in breast cancer patients? Society of Surgical Oncology 65th Annual Cancer Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 2012
  12. C. Onwubiko, H. Zhang, R. Crowell, K. Smith, C. Marks, S. Lirette, M. Griswold, A.D. Smith, S.G. Patterson. Can visceral fat volume as measured on computed tomography scans predict the presence of angiolymphatic invasion in breast cancer patients? Alabama & Mississippi American College of Surgery Annual Meeting, Sandestin, FL, June 2011
  13. C. Onwubiko, E. Swiatlo, L.S. McDaniel. Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in HIV-Infected Patients in the Conjugate-Vaccine Era. 45th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, San Diego, CA, October 2007
  14. C. Onwubiko, M.F. Mills, V. Pflüger, G. Pluschke, L.S. McDaniel. Characterization of Non-Hemolytic Pneumolysin from Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates. American Society for Microbiology-107th General Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 2007.
  15. C. Onwubiko, J. Thornton, L.S. McDaniel. Effects of Pneumolysin on Intracellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Expression in Endothelial Cells. American Society for Microbiology-106th General Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2006.
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