Ike Nnawuchi, MD

Business 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 950 Washington, DC 20015 * 202-448-0190 * Fax 202-318-0245

PROFILE An experienced Psychiatrist with a focus on emergency psychiatry, the military and addictions. Frequent lecturer and subject matter expert to both general public and physician groups on a variety of mental health related issues. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 to Present United Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit Medical Director and Psychiatrist Performed administrative and clinical management of the psychiatric services for this 30 bed involuntary behavioral health unit. Also did consults in the ER and other units in the hospital.

2007 to Present Chevy Chase Psychiatry Medical Director Provides outpatient psychiatric care to private patients with mental health issues. This consists of Medication management, individual and family therapy.

2006 to Present American Association of Emergency Psychiatry Vice President- Responsible for the Eastern Region of the United States AAEP is a multidisciplinary organization that serves as the voice of emergency mental health. The AAEP sponsors educational programs and provides a network of experts to address clinical, educational, administrative, research and legal problems.

2006 to 2008 Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) Medical Director CPEP is the main point of entry for patients experiencing a psychiatric emergency in the District of Columbia. Performed administrative and clinical duties at the Washington, DC Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP).

June 2007 First Foreign Course on the Current Concepts and Doctrine of Stress Inoculation: Telaviv, Israel Represented the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry and was part of a US delegation of 13 participants (10military and 3 civilians) that traveled to Israel to attend this course. It was held by the Israeli Air Force and the goal was to learn Stress Inoculation from the Israelis, and return to the US and develop an American Model that can be used by the Military to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in soldiers and improve resiliency.

2005 to Present Sibley Memorial Hospital Staff Psychiatrist Provides psychiatric care of patients on the inpatient unit and psychiatric consultation to non-psychiatric wards and the Emergency Room. 2005 DC Department of Mental Health Hurricane Katrina Responder Emergency Psychiatrist Performed emergency evaluations and provided daily mental health management for 5 weeks to the 250 Katrina Evacuees brought to the Washington DC Armory from New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

2004 to 2006 Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health Emergency Services Emergency Psychiatrist Emergency Psychiatric evaluations and stabilization of patients in crisis.


1991 University of Jos College Of Medicine, Jos, Nigeria MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery)


2001 to 2004 University of Maryland Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Baltimore, MD Residency Program Psychiatric Resident

June 2001 Completed Pediatric Residency at Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

1999 to 2001 Howard University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Washington, DC Integrated Residency Program Pediatric Resident

1998 to 1999 Howard University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Washington, D.C. Integrated Residency Program Pediatric Intern

1991 to 1992 Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria Rotating Internship in Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery and Medicine.


January 26, 2004 - Present District of Columbia Medical License

March 3, 2004 to Present Virginia Medical License


The Washingtonian Best of Issue� July 2009 Edition

Nominated in four categories by his peers as a professionals to “whom they would send their loved ones� in the DC metropolitan area. Categories: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Initial Evaluations and Psychopharmacology.

Presentation on How to Recognize High Risk Students in the University Environment February 12, 2009, University of the District of Columbia

National Guard Leadership Course for General Officer Staff November 19th,2008 Course Spoke about the leadership course developed for the National Guard to help reduce the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in soldiers going into combat

Continental Divide Disaster Behavioral Health Conference Colorado Springs July 7 to 10, 2008

Presented on the current concepts that we are developing for the reduction of stress and the improvement of resiliency in the military population

Emergency Evaluation of the Suicidal Patient April 9, 2008 and July 30, 2008

Sheppard Pratt Health System Professional Education: Grand round presentation on the emergency evaluation of the suicidal patient

Evaluation of Psychiatric Emergencies: Virginia Tech University April 4, 2008 Provided training on the evaluation of Psychiatric Emergencies to the staff of the University Counseling Center at Virginia Tech after the Tragedy that led to the death of 33 students

Fox 5 News The Debate about Antidepressants� February 12, 2008

Disputed the findings of a British researchers conclusion that antidepressants don’t work.

Emergency Evaluation of the Suicidal Patient November 6, 2007

Web Conference for 15 hospitals in the US and Canada on how to properly assess and evaluate of the suicidal patient

Textbook Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice," September 2007 Co-authored a Chapter in the new 600 page textbook entitled Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice. The chapter is called Principles of Emergency Psychopharmacology and it explores how and when psychiatric medications are used in the ER. Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement Collaborative on Emergency Department Care of the Psychiatric Patient Expert Panel Member: June 27, 2007, Chicago, Illinois

At the one day session IBHI Pioneering Collaborative on Improving Care for Behavioral Health Clients in Emergency Department. The panels aim was to develop a bundle of key practices to streamline care of clients and improve emergency department operations

Ask the Experts: Issues in Emergency Psychiatry, October 5 - 8, 2006, New York, NY - Institutes on Psychiatric Services Conference: Served as Expert Panel member and answered ethical, clinical and administrative issues related to the daily practice of emergency psychiatry.

Evaluation of Psychiatric Emergencies for the Family Practitioner May 16, 2007

Grand Round presentation to the Department of Family Practice at Howard University Hospital

Evaluation of Psychiatric Emergencies� July 20, 2006

Grand Round presentation to the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University Hospital

Evacuees at D.C. Armory Find Psychiatrists Ready to Help Featured in Psychiatric News Article on October 21, 2005 page 9 for work with survivors of Hurricane Katrina at the Washington, DC armory

Evacuees Able to Flee Devastation, But Not Trauma It Caused Featured in Psychiatric News Article on October 21, 2005 page 9 for work with survivors of Hurricane Katrina at the Washington, DC armory

The Silent Victims: Children Who Witness Violence November 17, 2000, Howard University Grand Round Presentation.

AFFILIATIONS American Medical Association American Academy of Pediatrics American Psychiatric Association American Association of Emergency Psychiatry American Society of Bariatric Physicians




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