Chioma Duru, M.D.

Chioma Duru, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Cardiology


Chioma Duru, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the management of patients with congenital heart disease.

Dr. Duru earned her medical degree at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University and performed her residency in general pediatrics at Hofstra University and Northwell Health Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, New York. She completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Case Western Reserve University and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and an advanced fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular intensive care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Duru serves on UT Southwestern’s Virtual Rounds Committee, HeartWatch Committee, and the CPEWS and Escalation Review Committee. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In 2021, she was named an honoree of UT Southwestern’s Women in Medicine Month.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2019-2020), Cardiac Icu
  • Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital (2016-2019), Pediatric Cardiology
  • Residency - Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell/Staten Island University Hospital (2013-2016), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2009-2013)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
  • Honoree for Women in Medicine Month 2021, UT Southwestern’s Children’s Medical Center
  • Fellowship Research Award Program Grant 2018, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Gold Humanism Award 2013, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • Bolognino Scholarship 2009, City College of New York
  • Dean’s List of Distinguished Students 2009, City College of New York
  • Peter Vallone Scholarship 2009, City College of New York

Clinical Focus

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

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