Jo-Ann O. Nesiama, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P., is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She graduated from the School of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria, in 1989. She then completed a 1 year rotating internship and worked in various locations in Nigeria prior to immigrating to the United States. She completed her pediatric residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi (1998-2001) and was chief resident from 2001-2002. She worked in the emergency department in Driscoll until she left for her fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin (2005-2008). She also obtained her MS in epidemiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin during her fellowship (2006-2008). She returned to Driscoll where she practiced for one year prior to joining the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Medical Center/ UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2009. She is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas pediatric Society. Dr. Nesiama is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and is currently the Associate Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program. Her research interests include prehospital assessment of pediatric trauma, pediatric c-spine injury, prehospital care of injured children, and outcomes of pediatric trauma.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin (2005-2008), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Other Post Graduate Training - The Medical College of Wisconsin (2006-2008)
  • Internship - Driscoll Children's Hospital - GME (1998-1999), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - University of Benin College of Medicine (1983-1989)
  • Chief Resident - Driscoll Children's Hospital - GME (2001-2002), Pediatrics
  • Residency - Driscoll Children's Hospital - GME (1999-2001), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) (2013)
  • Texas Pediatric Society, Section of Emergency Medicine (SOEM) (2011)
  • Academic Pediatric Association (APA) (2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (1998)
Honors & Awards
  • Corpus Christi Pediatric Society Resident Research, Best case presentation 1999
  • Consumers Research Council of America, America's Top Pediatricians 2007-2008
  • John G. and Elena Suess Kenedy Award, Best Resident 2002
Books & Publications
  • Prehospital care of injured children
  • Pediatric c-spine injury
  • Pediatric head trauma
  • Outcomes of pediatric trauma