I. Obi Emeruwa, MD, MBA

I. Obi Emeruwa, MD, MBA

Primary Location
UCLA Health Pulmonology
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Emeruwa is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His research focuses on resource allocation and innovation in critical care. He is an inaugural alumnus of the UCLA Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Program, through which he has worked with a team of clinicians and engineers to develop novel technologies in neurocritical care. He is a co-investigator of a recently awarded grant from United States Department of Commerce to UCLA Health that aims to accelerate innovative technologies in response to the COVID19 pandemic as well as increase representation of underrepresented backgrounds in science and technology. Prior to UCLA, Dr. Emeruwa completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC).

Dr. Emeruwa is board certified in pulmonary disease and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He earned his MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and his MBA from Columbia Business School. Prior to medicine, he earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and engineering from Harvard University. He was born and raised in southern California and is an avid fan of Lakers basketball and Marvel/DC comics.


Medical Board Certifications

Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017


UCLA School of Medicine, 2021


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2017


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 2014
Columbia University, MD, MBA, 2014


West Los Angeles

UCLA Health Pulmonology

Pulmonology| Critical Care Medicine| Interstitial Lung Disease +3 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center