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Abiara Agwu, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - General
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Education


Abiara Agwu, M.D., M.B.A., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and clinical medical education.

Dr. Agwu earned her medical degree at the UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics and served as Chief Resident. She gained advanced training in pediatric hospital medicine through a fellowship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Agwu is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, including its Section on Hospital Medicine and its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workgroup. She is also a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Mary Susan Moore Medical Society.

She has delivered numerous presentations and published six academic articles related to her areas of expertise. Her interest in clinical medical education includes a special focus on medical education and senior resident autonomy.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Phoenix Children's Hospital (2020-2022), Hospitalist Medicine
  • Residency - University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2016-2019), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2011-2015)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • Mary Susan Moore Medical Society
  • Texas Pediatric Society
Honors & Awards
  • Dean’s List, Master of Business Administration 2020-2022, University of Arizona
  • Travel Recipient Winner 2019, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Medical Association (NMA) Fellows Program, Academic Career Development Workshop
  • Chief Resident 2019-2020, McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics
  • Honor Roll for Medical Student Teaching 2018, McGovern Medical School Department of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship 2018, Physician Educator Certificate Program
  • Scholarship Recipient 2014, Houston Medical Forum

Clinical Focus

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Pediatrics

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