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Ifechukwude Chibuzo Ebenuwa, M.D.

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Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)



Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Internal Medicine more


Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 map
Phone: 301-896-7500 | Fax: 301-896-2393


Dr. Ifechukwude “Ife” Ebenuwa is a part-time board-certified endocrinologist at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.  Dr. Ebenuwa is an attending physician and research investigator at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD. He is also a faculty member at the NIH endocrine fellowship training program, where he teaches and supervises fellows. His research interests are in the areas of nutrition, diabetes, and obesity. Other clinical interests include metabolic bone diseases, thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary diseases. more



  • MD; University of Illinois College of Medicine (2011)


  • Internal Medicine; Evanston Hospital/Northshore University HealthSystem (2014)


  • Endocrinology; National Institutes of Health (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism) (2016)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

My research examines the use and application of dietary and nutritional tools to enhance understanding of diabetes and obesity.  My research objectives are to explore how nutritional principles can be harnessed to mitigate and prevent micro and macrovascular complications of diabetes.

Selected Publications

Anti-PD-L1 Treatment Induced Central Diabetes Insipidus. Zhao C, Tella SH, Del Rivero J, Kommalapati A, Ebenuwa I, Gulley J, Strauss J, Brownell I. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Feb 1;103(2):365-369. doi: 10.1210/jc.2017-01905. PMID: 29220526 Free PMC article

Vitamin E absorption and kinetics in healthy women, as modulated by food and by fat, studied using 2 deuterium-labeled α-tocopherols in a 3-phase crossover design. Traber MG, Leonard SW, Ebenuwa I, Violet PC, Wang Y, Niyyati M, Padayatty S, Tu H, Courville A, Bernstein S, Choi J, Shamburek R, Smith S, Head B, Bobe G, Ramakrishnan R, Levine M. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Nov 1;110(5):1148-1167. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz172. PMID: 31495886 Clinical Trial.

Retrospective study of inpatient diabetes management service, length of stay and 30-day readmission rate of patients with diabetes at a community hospital. Mandel SR, Langan S, Mathioudakis NN, Sidhaye AR, Bashura H, Bie JY, Mackay P, Tucker C, Demidowich AP, Simonds WF, Jha S, Ebenuwa I, Kantsiper M, Howell EE, Wachter P, Golden SH, Zilbermint M. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2019 Apr 12;9(2):64-73. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2019.1593782. eCollection 2019 Apr. PMID: 31044034 Free PMC article.

Vitamin E sequestration by liver fat in humans. Violet PC, Ebenuwa IC, Wang Y, Niyyati M, Padayatty SJ, Head B, Wilkins K, Chung S, Thakur V, Ulatowski L, Atkinson J, Ghelfi M, Smith S, Tu H, Bobe G, Liu CY, Herion DW, Shamburek RD, Manor D, Traber MG, Levine M. JCI Insight. 2020 Jan 16;5(1):e133309. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.133309. PMID: 31821172 Free PMC article.

Activities & Honors


  • American Diabetes Association
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Society for Nutrition

Patient Ratings & Comments

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