desire to pursue a career in gastroenterology was driven mostly by values
instilled in me by my faith and family, especially my physician father. Thus,
being a physician is a true calling and privilege for me. Gastroenterology
provides a fascinating blend of being an intellectual physician and having
endoscopic technical skills. I believe that delivering compassionate care to my
patients at their most vulnerable times is of utmost importance. I also delight
in building healthy relationships with my patients so they can be fully
involved in shared decision-making for their individual health needs.
Respecting individual rights, privileges and preferences, and providing timely,
high-quality health care to patients can best be achieved through a team
Dr. Chiejina spent most of her teenage years in Nigeria, in west
Africa. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her
family, working out at the gym, going to movies, reading, and cooking.
Dr. Chiejina also enjoys walking along the riverbank, shopping, exploring
restaurants and food trucks, and listening to live music.
Professional Positions and Honors
Dr. Chiejina is a member of:
- Travis County Medical Society
- American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Gastroenterological Association
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