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Kelechi Emereonye, MD

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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.

ratings and reviews

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We love Dr. E! He's awesome, very attentive!

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Dr. E was exceptional. His calming tone and demeanor instantly put my child at ease. His evaluation was thorough and we never felt like he was judging our answers to his questions.

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Dr. E does a very good job of listening to the parents of the kids that you're bringing, and works very well with both the kids and parents.

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The physician that we see is always so nice m, he takes the time to listen to us and our concerns. He never makes us feel rushed at all during our visits. I feel like I'm finally on the right track with my son because we know what we are dealing with instead of being misdiagnosed years ago. Could have said us a lot of problems/ heartache time and money.

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