Celebrating Diversity Within the Sickle Cell Community: Commitment, Innovation, Practice
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Suzette O. Oyeku, MD, MPH, FAAP

NICHQ (National Institute for Children's Health Quality)
Medical Director
Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH is Chief of the Division of Academic General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Oyeku manages the clinical, research, advocacy and educational missions of the division in addition to being responsible for faculty and staff development. Dr. Oyeku is a general pediatrician with expertise in health services research, implementation science and the use of quality improvement methods to disseminate effective care strategies and improve care and patient outcomes for children with chronic diseases such as sickle cell disease. Dr. Oyeku’ s research activities are focused on understanding health services utilization patterns and improving the quality of care for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease.
Dr. Oyeku holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedicine from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. Dr. Oyeku received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Oyeku also completed fellowship training at the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a recent graduate of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program of Drexel University College of Medicine.