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Chinazo Meniru, MD, FAAP

Chinazo Meniru, MD

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Languages spoken: IGBO, English

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Neonatology
1001 S. George St.
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-2613
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I grew up going to the hospital with my mother. She was a nurse and a matron (Director of nursing). I was always fascinated when her patients transformed from sick to happy and well. By high school, I had decided I wanted to be a medical doctor to help care for the sick like my mother. The direction of my studies remained unclear until my older sister had her first children - a set of twins via C-section. My mother was retired and I was in first year of medical school but we were allowed in the OR. At the sight of those helpless babies, I wanted to be a part of helping sick newborns.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I finished medical school and pediatric residency training before starting my practice as a pediatrician in Lagos, Nigeria. After marrying my husband, I emigrated to the USA where I repeated my pediatric residency training (as required), before going on to complete my fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine. I love knowing that my patient's families understand what is happening with their loved one. I enjoy taking care of their baby and always hope for a good outcome. I also love a good joke.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy playing with my family at home. I love to jog/cycle and go on road trips with my husband and child when we can. I also enjoy watching movies with good story lines (preferably documentaries or historic events).

Clinical Interests

  • Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics | Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics | Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Nigeria
  • Residency Program: Cooper Hospital - University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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