Uchenna E. Anani, MD

Uchenna E. Anani, MD

Assistant Residency Director
Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Doctors' Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Room / Suite
(615) 936-5953

Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 2012
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2018
Certificate of Distinction in Biomedical Ethics, 2018

Dr. Anani completed her medical training at Howard University Medical School followed by her pediatric residency training at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She moved to Nashville in 2015 for fellowship in Neonatology at Vanderbilt, completed her training in addition to a certificate of distinction in biomedical ethics in 2018, and stayed on as faculty.

Dr. Anani’s clinical and research interests include shared decision-making, antenatal counseling, trauma informed care, and health equity. She is also passionate about medical education, mentoring, and creating a safe, diverse, and inclusive learning environment for all learners.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and twin boys as well as exploring the food scene in Nashville.

Clinical Interests

Neonatal & Pediatric bioethics, Health equity

Research Information

Dr. Anani’s research centers around the integration of bioethics and health equity through normative, mixed method, and qualitative research methodologies. Specifically, her areas of focus include parent-provider communication dynamics, disparities in bedside counseling and its impact on treatment decision-making, and the utilization of trauma-informed care principles to enhance patient-provider communication, support equitable counseling to patients & families, and re-structure ethics consultation practices. In addition to her research, she also serves on the core leadership committee for the Neonatal Justice Collaborative, a national grassroots organization driven to advance health equity, antiracism, and social justice in the field of Neonatology through advocacy, research, and medical education.

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