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Raul Chavez Valdez, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Languages: English, French, Spanish

Expertise: Neonatology

Research Interests: Neurological disorders during the perinatal period; Mechanisms of inflammation and trophism


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-7156

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St. NICU, The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, 8th floor Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-7156

Johns Hopkins Pediatrics


200 N. Wolfe Street Rubenstein Child Health Building Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-4427


Dr. Raul Chavez-Valdez is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is Neonatology.

Dr. Chavez Valdez completed Medical School in Lima Peru, Pediatric residency at Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, and post-doctoral Fellowship in Neonatology-Perinatology and Community Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine where he was awarded the 2007 Eudowood Board Bauernschmidt Fellowship Award. Since 2005 his research has been focused in mechanisms of neurotrophism with particular interest in the neurological disorders evolving during the perinatal period. His work has been reported in many national and international meetings and many publications in prestigious journals. He received the Johns Hopkins SOM Clinician Scientist Award and funding from the NINDS/NIH in 2017. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



  • MD, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2000)


  • University of Illinois at Chicago / Pediatrics (2005)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2009)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Chavez-Valdez’s research focuses on the mechanisms of inflammation and trophism, with particular interest in neurological disorders during the perinatal period.

Lab Website: Raul Chavez Lab

Activities & Honors


  • Sheila S. and Lawrence C. Pakula M.D Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2013
  • Eudowood Board Bauernschmidt Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2007
  • Clinician Scientist Award 2017, JHU School of Medicine
  • NINDS Career Development Award, NIH


  • Society of Pediatric Research
  • Society of Neuroscience

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