Rhashedah Ekeoduru, MD
Rhashedah Ekeoduru MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dr. Ekeoduru is also the Medical Director for the Case Western Reserve University Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Houston location. Dr. Ekeoduru is an academic Pediatric Anesthesiologist and a clinical medical ethicist and ethics consultant.
Dr. Ekeoduru earned a BA in Chemistry with a Concentration in Global Development Studies from Grinnell College and her MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed professional training at the University of Southern California (USC) and clinical ethics training at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Ekeoduru currently serves as Chair of the Fetal Center Ethics Board for UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Dr. Ekeoduru serves as a faculty instructor for several ethics and professionalism courses at McGovern Medical school. She leads case-based discussions designed to promote dialogue and enhance medical student comprehension of ethical dilemmas. She also teaches ethics-based workshops and gives related lectures on the national level. Lastly, Dr. Ekeoduru is a mentor for medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty members. Her collaborative efforts with her students and colleagues have resulted in numerous publications, presentations, and invited speaking engagements. She has been recognized for her educational contributions by receipt of the Dean’s Teaching Award and acceptance to the McGovern Academy of Master Educators.