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Dr. Andrew W. Kiragu MD

President-Elect of the MN Chapter

American Academy of Pediatrics

HQ Phone: (847) 434-4000

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American Academy of Pediatrics

141 Northwest Point Blvd. Elk Grove

Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

United States

Company Description

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young a ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Minnesota Department of Health

Medical Director

Intensive Care Unit

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

HCMC

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Minnesota

Affiliations

Member
Poison Prevention

Member
Violence

Board Member
Safe Kids Minnesota

Board Chair
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Founder
Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Board Member
Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance

Board Member
Center for Cross-Cultural Health

Education

Dalhousie University

MD

MD degree

Howard University

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MNAAP

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Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP President-elect Medical Director Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at HCMC


The Center for Cross-Cultural Health

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Andrew Kiragu Dr. Andrew Waititu Kiragu is currently the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin County Medical Center. He joined the Department of Pediatrics at Hennepin over six years ago. He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and subsequently graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with an MD degree in 1994.
He served his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, 1994-1998, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, 1998-2001. He was one of the Walter Ramsey Endowment Fellows at the university. During his fellowship he was awarded the Mark Snelling Outstanding Teaching Fellow for three consecutive years, in recognition of his commitment to resident education.
He has also been the recipient of the George R. Noren Award from the Department of Pediatrics at HCMC and the Outstanding Faculty Educator Award from the University of Minnesota in recognition of his commitment to resident and student education.
During his critical care fellowship, he was awarded a Vikings Foundation Grant to study the inflammatory effects of cardiopulmonary bypass. He was a co-Primary Investigator in for a 4-year project funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation to establish an Injury Free Coalition for Kids site in Minneapolis at HCMC with a goal of studying and promoting injury prevention here in the Twin Cities. He is board-certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Internal Medicine.
In addition to his service with the Center for Cross Cultural Health, Dr. Kiragu also serves on the boards of the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also currently the President of the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians.


Kiragu, Andrew W., MD

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Dr. Kiragu is currently the Interim Chief of Pediatrics. As chief, he has continued the strong tradition of exceptional care without exception for children here at HCMC that started under the leadership of Dr. Richard Raile, the first Chief of Pediatrics, over 60 years ago. Under his leadership, the department continues its strong commitment to research, resident and medical student education as well as growth of the departments community engagement. Dr. Kiragu has served as the Medical Director of HCMC's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) since 2003. Under his leadership, the PICU has provided extraordinary care to critically ill and injured children. Notably, the PICU has achieved outstanding outcomes compared to other PICU's across the country using national benchmark data. Dr. Kiragu has considerable experience and expertise in neurocritical care and the management of neurotrauma. He serves as Co-Medical Director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Program at HCMC which since 1989, has served over 4,000 children with acquired brain injuries. Dr. Kiragu is also passionate about injury prevention and was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation to establish an Injury-Free Coalition for Kids (IFCK) site in Minneapolis at HCMC, with a goal of studying and promoting injury prevention across the state. He currently serves on the national board of IFCK and is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention. Locally, he serves on the Advisory Board of Safe Kids, MN. Dr. Kiragu is also a passionate advocate for children and is President-Elect of the MN Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics where he works with other pediatricians to improve the lives of Minnesota's kids.
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An Interview with Dr. Andrew W. Kiragu - Source: Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, MDH
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Andrew W. Kiragu, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, HCMC - Source: Diversity in Focus
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Wozniak, J.R., Krach, L.E., Ward, E.E., Mueller, B.A., Muetzel, R.L., Schnoebelen, S.S., Kriel, R.L., Kiragu, AW, and Lim, K.O. Neurocognitive and Neuroimaging Correlates of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Study.


MNAAP

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MNAAP President Dr. Andrew Kiragu recently wrote a statement about the epidemic of violence and intolerance threatening the physical and emotional health of children and ways pediatric providers can partner with parents to break the cycle.


Injury Free Staff - Andrew Kiragu, MD, FAAP

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Photograph of Andrew Kiragu
Co-Principal Investigator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Minneapolis
Dr. Andrew Kiragu is currently the Interim Chief of the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and subsequently graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He served his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Minnesota.
As a pediatric intensivist at HCMC, one of Minnesota's premier Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers, he has considerable expertise in the management of critically injured children particularly those with severe traumatic brain injuries. He is also engaged in injury prevention efforts with Injury Free Coalition for Kids Minneapolis and serves on the boards of Safe Kids Minnesota and the Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance. Dr. Kiragu is an active advocate for children at the state level and is President-Elect of the board of directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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