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Kelechi Emereonye, MD


child and adolescent psychiatry


Kelechi Emereonye, MD is a psychiatrist at Dayton Children's Hospital and specializes in diagnosing and treating behavioral health conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia as well as substance use disorders in children and their families. Dr. Emereonye has over 20 years of experience and has practiced in four different continents. 

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Ibo

education and training

  • medical school: Abia State University, Nigeria
  • residency: Wake Forest Baptist Health - general psychiatry
  • fellowship: Wake Forest Baptist Health - child and adolescent psychiatry 
  • board certification: general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry

honors and awards

  • Clinical School Class Chief (1998 graduants of Abia State University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nigeria) 
  • Distinguished National Federation of University Catholic Students executive board member, Nigeria. (1993-1994). 

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

of my dedication to helping alleviate impact of mental health problems in young people.

I like working with kids because...

it provides a great opportunity to positively impact their development trajectory with the view to optimizing their potentials.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Dayton Children's has built a great reputation for quality health care delivery in the state and beyond.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of the hospital's commitment to providing state of the art medical care for pediatric and adolescent patients.

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