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Chavon Onumah Chavon Onumah
Associate Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 202-677-6994
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • B.S., Xavier University, 2002
  • MD, Tulane University, 2006
  • MPH, Tulane University, 2006


Chavon Onumah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the General Internal Medicine Division at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. Onumah joined the faculty of the George Washington University in 2011. She is board-certified in internal medicine with additional training in HIV medicine. Dr. Onumah serves as a resident educator and a quality improvement curriculum instructor. She is also the Assistant Clerkship Director of the Primary Care Clerkship for medical students and a clinical skills and reasoning instructor for first- and second-year medical students. Her clinical and research interests include primary care, HIV medicine, healthcare disparities, quality improvement, population health, and medical education.


  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2006 - 2009
    Chief Resident, 2009 - 2010
HIVMA Clinical Fellowship:
  • Howard University, 2010 - 2011


Recent research activities include:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Medical Education

Community Service

  • Healing Clinic volunteer attending
  • Community mentor for high school and college students


  • General Internal Medicine


Chavon Onumah, Paul L Kimmel, Mark E Rosenberg. Race Disparities in U.S. Nephrology Training.Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrologists. (published online ahead of print - 2011), Volume 6.

Duaine Jackola, Chavon Blackburn, Mara Sveum, Andreas Rosenberg. Entropy- favored human antibody binding reactions with a non-infectious antigen. Molecular Immunology (March 2008), Vol 45 (#5), p1494-1500.

Jackola, D., Blumenthal, M., Blackburn, C., Liebler, C., Sveum, M. Minimal free energy change for allergen-IgE binding in atopic humans. The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (March 2001), Volume 15(#4), pA66.3

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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