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Texas Medical Center

Physical Medicine and Rehab
Phone: 832-826-6106 (Main) | 832-227-2222 (West)
Fax: 832-825-8978


6701 Fannin Street
16th Floor, Mark Wallace Tower
Houston, TX 77030

Unoma Akamagwuna, MD

Medical Director, Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Colorado School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2015
University of Colorado School of Medicine Residency Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2015
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2010
Xavier University of Louisiana Bachelors Bachelors 2006


I believe that every child deserves an opportunity to thrive and my role as a dually trained pediatric rehabilitation provider is to improve each child’s function and maximize their individual potential. I believe passionately in a team based approach to care and each child, youth, young adult and their families are critical members of that team working together to achieve shared goals.

Clinical Interests:

Cerebral Palsy Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care, Spasticity Management, Spina Bifida, and Spinal Cord Injuries

Research Interests:

Applying quality improvement methods to improve the delivery of care to children, youth and their families that I serve.


Organization Name Role
Academic Pediatric Association Member
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Lifespan Committee Member

Selected Publications

Akamagwuna, Unoma & Badaly, Daryaneh. (2019). Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation: a Review. 10.1007/s40141-019-00216-9. 

Awards & Honors

J. Nadine Gracia Faculty of the Year

Academic Pediatric Association Quality and Safety Improvement Scholar 

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