Nwando Anyaoku, MD, MPH, MBA


Chief Health Equity Officer, Swedish Health Services

Nwando Anyaoku is a healthcare executive, strategic advisor, and entrepreneurial physician with extensive experience on community health boards. Nwando has focused on health and gender equity, healthcare innovation, population health, pediatric care, and global health throughout her career. Appointed Chief Health Equity Officer with Seattle-based Swedish Health Services in March 2021, Nwando is also the co-lead of Swedish’s Office of Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, which drives initiatives to dismantle systemic racism, reduce barriers to healthcare access, and improve health equity. She has held several positions at Swedish since joining the organization in 2016, including Executive Medical Director of Pediatrics and Executive Medical Director of Medicaid Strategy for Population Health. In 2021, she organized Seattle’s first COVID-19 Community Mobile Vaccination program serving people of color and vulnerable populations. Earlier in her career, she served as System Medical Director of Pediatric Medicine at CHI Health in Omaha, Nebraska, and Division Chief of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Nwando earned Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, an MPH at Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA at the University of Washington.