Chima Chionuma, M.D., FAAP, CHCQM, joined the Health Foundation Board of Trustees in 2020. She is a board certified pediatrician and experienced clinician based in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Chionuma’s focus as a clinical leader is to improve health services and delivery systems with a focus on healthcare quality and patient safety. She has special interest in efforts to structure healthcare policy with an overarching goal of improving health outcomes.
Dr. Chionuma is Chief of Service Pediatrics for Syracuse Community Health Center. Prior to this role, she was the health center’s Chief Medical Officer. She is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Chionuma is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York, Onondaga County Medical Society and Onondaga County Pediatric Society. Dr. Chionuma is a graduate of the Health Foundation’s Health Leadership Fellows program. She and her husband, Dr. Henry Chionuma, have five children and a grandson.