Chidimma Nguma, M.S.N., APRN, GNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner working in UT Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Neurology. She enjoys attending to Neuromuscular, MSA, and Stroke clinic patients.

Prior to joining the neurology department, she worked at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center where she assisted with building a new Palliative Care clinic as well as a Survivorship Program. She is board certified as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Nguma earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2002 at Howard University, and earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner at Hunter College in 2008.

She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, and North Texas Nurse Practitioners. She is also a Past President of the Queens County Black Nurses Association, which is a chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, where she was given the chapter service award. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and served as the Co-Chair of the Health Task Force for four years.

Ms. Nguma is one of five co-authors of the research article, "The effects of socioeconomic status and increased body mass index on cardiovascular disease in African American women," published by the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.  

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Howard University
  • Masters of Science in Nursing - City University of New York Hunter College-School of Nursing