Ihuoma Eneli, M.D., M.S., FAAP
Ihuoma Eneli is the director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition (CHWN), Columbus, Ohio. She is a board certified general pediatrician and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. In her role as the Medical Director of CHWN, Dr. Eneli oversees a comprehensive pediatric obesity center with activities that include advocacy, prevention, medical weight management and adolescent bariatric surgery. Dr. Eneli also directs the Primary Care Obesity Network which provides obesity-related training, resources and community integration for 19 primary care practices in Central Ohio. She is actively engaged in research, has published several papers and book chapters and has received funding from several sources including the National Institute of Health. She has particular interest in intervention research for pediatric obesity. Dr. Eneli serves in different capacities on regional and national childhood obesity workgroups including the Children’s Hospitals Association (CHA) Focus on a Fitter Future Group; Lead of the HRSA Region 5 National Initiative for Children Healthcare Quality Healthy Weight Collaborative team, steering committee member on the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Child Weight, site Lead for the PEDsNET Healthy Weight Collaborative and co-Lead for the Obesity Expert Exchange program between the AAP and CHA. Dr. Eneli received her medical degree from the University of Nigeria and completed her pediatric residency at Michigan State University where she served as Chief Resident. She also received a Master’s of Science degree in Epidemiology and completed an NIH-K30 institutional clinical research fellowship from Michigan State University.