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Samuel Dzodzomenyo, MD


Narcolepsy, parasomnia, seizures in sleep


Samuel Dzodzomenyo, MD is a physician in the sleep medicine and neurology departments at Dayton Children's.

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education and training

  • medical school: University of Science and Technology. School of Medical Sciences - Kumasi, Ghana
  • internship: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital - Kumasi, Ghana
  • residency: New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital - New York, New York
  • fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • board certification: child neurology and sleep medicine

publications and presentations

peer-review and journal publications

  • ​Dzodzomenyo S, Stolfi A, Splaingard D, Early E, Onadeko O, Splaingard M. Urine Toxicology Screen in Multiple Sleep Latency Test: The Correlation of Positive Tetrahydrocannabinol, Drug Negative Patients and Narcolepsy. Journal of Clinical sleep Med. Volume 11 / Issue 02. Feb 15 2015
  • Jadcherla SR, Parks VN, Peng J, Dzodzomenyo S, Fernandez S, Shaker R, Splaingard M. Esophageal sensation in premature human neonates: temporal relationships and implications of aero digestive reflexes and electro cortical arousals. Am J Physiology Gastrointestinal Liver Physiol. 2012 Jan; 302(1):G134-44. Pub 2011 Aug 18

book chapter

  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchene and Becker’s (Dystrophin related disorders)
    Book chapter in Five Minute Neurology Consult (Lippincott, Williams &Wilkins) ISBN-13: 978078174604

international lectures

  • Paroxysmal Disorders during Sleep in Children Wuhan Children’s Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China (April 2010)
  • Visiting Professor, Child Neurology Wuhan Children’s Hospital Wuhan Wuhan, Hubei Province. China. (April 2010). 
  • invited speaker: 13th Annual Chinese Child Neurology Conference, Zhengzhou China. (April 2010) Parasomnias and Nocturnal Seizures

visiting physician​

  • Annual Visiting, Outreach Physician, Child Neurology. University of Science and Technology. Ghana

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I have always been very interested in how the brain can control the many things we do in life. It is fascinating to me how an individual exists in two states of life - awake and asleep.

I like working with kids because...

they are innocent and vulnerable and need help.

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

it takes very good care of it's healthcare workers and provides a good environment to deliver care.

Dayton Children's is special because...

it employs a diverse group of people and serves a unique function to deliver care to a community that is diverse.

ratings and reviews

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This provider is very thorough in explaining the diagnosis or potential diagnosis. He's very thorough in ensuring that the potential diagnosis is what it is with weaned out different things and not just going off of what the tests are saying, but actually making sure that the test data has a narrative. Very patient in great bedside manners. He has a sense of humor. I really enjoyed his service of working with my child and the way that he explained the information to myself and his father. He made us feel very comfortable with an uncomfortable situation or conversation that needed to be had on behalf of my child's well-being. So keep doing a good job and I thank you for allowing him to practice because he is very good at what he does.

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Great wonderful very kind and clean experience.

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He's very Nice but I don't know why we were not told a long time ago that there wasn't really any treatment options for his apnea until it hit a certain level. It felt like just a waste of time to have this appointment to check on treatment options. In addition he had very obviously not reviewed my son's chart before he came in he was talking about things that we had already had done so he hadn't even looked at it before our appointment which was a little frustrating

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When the doctor came in he spent more time asking standard questions. Which was totally fine obviously we knew he may need to know that stuff. It was when I tried to show him videos we were told to take to show him that our experience turned badly. He didn't even watch the whole video or see what our concern was he patted my back and said "sit down. Your daughter is fine" and said she may have something that mimics epileptic seizures but isn't having any. He did not explain what was normal and what wasn't. So ... when I received her EEG results I had no idea how to read any of it and at the bottom I'm assuming you have to put what was put just incase you may have missed something but how we her parents took it was just because the test shows no signs of epilepsy doesn't mean she doesn't have it. This whole experience was awful and I left that appointment more confused than I was going in. I felt dismissed and unheard. This is our daughter she's just a baby and our doctor was more concerned in getting us out of that room than spending time with us and hearing our concerns and taking the time to watch the videos that we took to show him. We have already contacted our pediatrician with these concerns and should we need a second opinion we will not be returning to Dayton Children's Neurology.

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