Education and Training
MD - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Gastroenterology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
MPH - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MSCE - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Wortzel JD, Wiebe DJ, Elahi S, Agawu A, Barg FK, Emmett EA. Ascertainment Bias in a Historic Cohort Study of Residents in an Asbestos Manufacturing Community. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 24;18(5):2211. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052211. PMID: 33668103; PMCID: PMC7956794.
Chaiyachati BH, Agawu A, Zorc JJ, Balamuth F. Trends in Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization after Institution of Coronavirus Disease-19 Mandatory Social Distancing. J Pediatr. 2020 Jul 20;226:274– 277.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.07.048. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32702427; PMCID: PMC7370904.
Agawu A, Hanlon AL, Buttenheim AM, Song L, Fiks AG, Feemster KA. Disparities in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Series Completion by Adolescent Males: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Apr;20(3):364-373. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 May 18. PMID: 31108236.
Agawu A, Fahl C, Alexis D, Diaz T, Harris D, Harris MC, Aysola J, Cronholm PF, Higginbotham EJ. The Influence of Gender and Underrepresented Minority Status on Medical Student Ranking of Residency Programs. J Natl Med Assoc. 2019 Dec;111(6):665-673. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2019.09.002. Epub 2019 Oct 23. PMID: 31668360
Agawu A, Sheppard S, Lin HC. A Novel VPS33B Mutation Causing a Mild Phenotype of Arthrogryposis, Renal dysfunction, and Cholestasis Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Aug;69(2):e55-e56. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002306. PMID: 31343487.
Agawu A, Wehrman A, Pogoriler J, Terry NA, Lin HC. A case report of a challenging diagnosis of biliary atresia in a patient receiving total parenteral nutrition. BMC Pediatr. 2019 Mar 8;19(1):72. doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1446-2. PMID: 30849955; PMCID: PMC6407171.
Godwin B, Liacouras C, Mehta V, Eisenberg J, Agawu A, Brown-Whitehorn T, Ruffner MA, Verma R, Cianferoni A, Spergel JM, Muir AB. A Review of Tertiary Referrals for Management of Pediatric Esophageal Eosinophilia. Front Pediatr. 2018 Jun 20;6:173. doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00173. PMID: 29974044; PMCID: PMC6019483.
Ajayi A, Hwang WT, Vapiwala N, Rosen M, Chapman CH, Both S, Shah M, Wang X, Agawu A, Gabriel P, Christodouleas J, Tochner Z, Deville C. Disparities in staging prostate magnetic resonance imaging utilization for nonmetastatic prostate cancer patients undergoing definitive radiation therapy. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jul 25;1(4):325-332. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2016.07.003. PMID: 28740904; PMCID: PMC5514159.
Agawu A, Buttenheim AM, Taylor L, Song L, Fiks AG, Feemster KA. Sociodemographic Differences in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiation by Adolescent Males. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Nov;57(5):506-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.07.002. Epub 2015 Sep 15. PMID: 26381919.
Park J, Wrzesinski SH, Stern E, Look M, Criscione J, Ragheb R, Jay SM, Demento SL, Agawu A, Licona Limon P, Ferrandino AF, Gonzalez D, Habermann A, Flavell RA, Fahmy TM. Combination delivery of TGF-β inhibitor and IL-2 by nanoscale liposomal polymeric gels enhances tumour immunotherapy. Nat Mater. 2012 Oct;11(10):895-905. doi: 10.1038/nmat3355. Epub 2012 Jul 15. PMID: 22797827; PMCID: PMC3601683.
Sargeant TD, Desai AP, Banerjee S, Agawu A, Stopek JB. An in situ forming collagen-PEG hydrogel for tissue regeneration. Acta Biomater. 2012 Jan;8(1):124-32. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.07.028. Epub 2011 Aug 26. PMID: 21911086.
Posters and Presentations
Agawu A. "A teenager with dark stools" Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania joint conference. 2020.
Agawu A. "A 9 year old male with hepatitis and easy bruising". Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania joint conference. 2020.
Agawu A. “Non-CF Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency” Nutrition Center and Integrative Health Seminar Series 2019 – 2020.
Awards and Honors
2018, Senior Resident Clinician Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2018, Senior Resident Humanitarian Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2017-2019, New Century Scholars Mentee, Academic Pediatric Association
2016, Seymour Warshaw Distinguished First Year Resident Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2015, Pediatric Research Prize, Perelman School of Medicine
Editorial and Academic Positions
Academic and Institutional Committees
2021-present, QI Safety Committee Member, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2021-present, Society for Pediatric Research
2019-present, American Gastroenterology Association
2019-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Patient Experience Ratings
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