Samuel Edusa

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Passionate, dedicated and competent ECFMG-certified physician with over 10 years of clinical experience.

Consistently recognized for providing exceptional medical care to individuals from various socio-cultural backgrounds. A great team player with an amazing work ethic and strong organizational skills. A critical thinker and a creative problem-solver with the ability to assimilate new ideas, concepts and strategies.

Areas of interest: Internal Medicine / Hospital Medicine, Nutrition, Physician Well-Being, Quality Improvement and Palliative Care.

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Work Experience

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Director & General Practitioner

Samalla Clinic Ltd. (New - Gbawe, Accra. Ghana)

2012 - present

Responsibilities include running an Out-Patient Department (OPD) clinic and a home health care service, managing in-patients, insurance billing and managing the clinic’s website.

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Medical Officer

Nyaho Medical Centre (Airport residential area, Accra. Ghana)

2012 - 2013

Responsibilities included managing patients at the OPD, in-patients and emergency room.

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Obstetrics / Gynaecology & Internal Medicine House Officer

The Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) (Ridge - Accra. Ghana)

2011 - 2012

Responsibilities included running antenatal clinics, OPD, in-patient ward, labour ward, emergency room and assisting specialists in theatre.

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Pediatrics & General Surgery House Officer

37 Military Hospital (Neghelli Barracks - Accra, Ghana)

2010 - 2011

Responsibilities included work at the pediatric and surgical OPDs, in-patient wards, emergency rooms and assisting specialists in theatre.

Research Publications & Presentations

In-Hospital Mortality Following Mechanical Thrombectomy In Asian/Pacific Islander Patients Hospitalized For Acute Ischemic Stroke - An Artificial Neural Network Analysis In A Nationwide Cohort

Desai R, Edusa S, Mann H, Mateti N, Ashfaque M, Sanikommu S, Mondal A and Rupareliya C

Abstract submitted | International Journal Of Stroke (Int J Stroke) 2022

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Cardio-Cerebral Infarctions In Covid-19: A Systematic Review Of Published Case Reports

Mondal A, Mann H, Ashfaque M, Sanikommu S, Edusa S, Rupareliya C and Desai R

Abstract submitted | International Journal Of Stroke (Int J Stroke) 2022

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Nationwide burden, impact and predictors of Type 2 Myocardial Infarctions in Acute Pulmonary Embolism-Related Hospitalizations

Rupak Desai, Samuel Edusa, Jyoti Verma, Rohan M. Desai, Hiral Patel, Aleen Rahman, Frailyn Nunez Guzman, Keerthi Sripathi, Abhishek Prasad, Nadia Najam, Confesora Valdez Aquino and Akhil Jain

Abstract submitted | CHEST Journal 2022 | American College of Chest Physicians

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Burden, predictors and outcomes of respiratory intubation in hospitalizations for sepsis with concomitant Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Zainab J. Gandhi, Samuel Edusa, Harleen Mann, Rohan M. Desai, Anjani Kumar Thota, Navya sadum, Hiral Patel, Warda Shahnawaz, Nitin Ghadge, Akhil Jain and Rupak Desai

Abstract submitted | CHEST Journal 2022 | American College of Chest Physicians

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Burden And Predictors Of Sepsis-associated Cardiac Arrest: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2018

Rupak Desai, Viralkumar Patel, Advait Vasavada, Fariah Asha Haque, Manisha Jain, Saima Shawl, Rohan Desai, Navya Sadum, Sailaja Sanikommu, Samuel Edusa, Thomas Alukal and Akhil Jain

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2022;15:A229 (Poster)

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Prediabetes In Young Adults And Its Association With Type 1 Myocardial Infarction-related Admissions And Outcomes: A Population-based Analysis In The United States

Rupak Desai, Fariah Asha Haque, Advait Vasavada, Manisha Jain, Rohan Desai, Viralkumar Patel, Saima Shawl, Sailaja Sanikommu, Samuel Edusa, Navya Sadum, Thomas Alukal and Akhil Jain

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2022;15:A230 (Oral)

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Foreign body in scrotum following an industrial blast accident: A Case Report.

Mante SD, Yeboah ED, Adusei B, Edusa S

Ghana Med J. 2013 Mar;47(1):50-2.

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The need for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction among Ghanaian women who have undergone mastectomy at the Korle bu Teaching Hospital.

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Dissertation presented to the Community Health Department, University of Ghana Medical school. October 2009.

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The Ampain Refugee Camp - A Health Perspective

Edusa S, Zakaraiah L

A report on the health situation at the Ampain Refugee Camp, presented to the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service. 2011

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Education

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University of Ghana Medical School

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Accra, Ghana

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University of Ghana Medical School

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Medical Sciences

Accra, Ghana

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Mount Allison University

BS in Biology / Biochemistry (Minor in Computer Science). Graduated with First Class Honors.

New Brunswick, Canada

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SOS Hermann Gmeiner International School (SOS HGIC)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) & International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), Distinction.

Tema, Ghana

Certifications & Memberships

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Awareness for Health Providers

HIPAA Training - Certification course

Issued April 2022

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American Medical Association Member

American Medical Association (AMA)

Issued 2022 (ME# 41201100061)

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American College of Physicians Member

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Issued 2022 (ACP# 04259096)

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American Heart Association Member

American Heart Association (AHA)

Since 2021

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Permanent Medical Registration

Ghana Medical & Dental Council

2012 - present (MDC/RN/07145)

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Ghana Medical Association Member

Ghana Medical Association (GMA)

2012 - present

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PADI Open Water Diver

Profession Association of Divers

2010 - present

Awards & Certificates

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GlaxoSmithKline Award for Best Student in Clinical Medicine

University of Ghana Medical School (Accra, Ghana)

2010

Competitive academic award.

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Family Medicine Elective Certificate

University of Michigan Medical School (Michigan, MI. USA)

2009

Certificate of completion for a four week elective programme in Family Medicine at the University of Michigan hospital.

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Emergency Medicine Elective Certificate, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine of USC (Los Angeles, CA. USA)

2009

Certificate of completion for a four week elective programme in Emergency Medicine at the LAC+USC hospital.

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Surgical Elective Certificate, Dept of Plastic Surgery Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (Korle bu, Accra)

2007

Certificate of completion for a six week elective programme under the supervision of Dr Albert Paintsil.

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Certificate of Appreciation - Rotary Youth Leadership (RYL) Awards

Rotary Club Of Accra (Accra)

2007

Certificate awarded for providing outstanding first aid services during the RYL Awards programme. Helped organize and provide medical care to the underprivileged people of Adamarobe, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) Professional Exchange Certificate, Clinico Electro Bonini Hospital

University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP) (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)

2006

Certificate of completion for a four week professional exchange program in pathology and plastic surgery under the supervision of Dr. Marcus Fulvio Horta.

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Dean’s List Award

Mount Allison University New Brunswick, Canada

2000 - 2003

Recognition for consistent high undergraduate academic achievement.

Community Service

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University of Ghana Medical School Alumni Association Website Board

University of Ghana Medical School Alumni Association (Korle-Bu, Accra - Ghana)

March 2021 - present

Worked with Dr. Stephen Akafo (UGMS, Class of 1981) on updating and managing the website for the Alumni Association of the University of Ghana Medical School, to include public talks and events that were held to commemorate the 60-year anniversary of the medical school.

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Public Health Advisor to the Regional Director of Health / Medical Volunteer

Ampain Refugee Camp (Ampain, Western - Region, Ghana)

2011

Responsibilities included conducting a public health assessment of the refugee camp, presentation of a written report to the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, organizing health talks on malaria prevention and providing medical and minor surgical care to the Ivorian refugees during the post-election civil unrest.

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Medical volunteer / Outreach coordinator

Aim for Christ Medical Outreach Group (Accra, Ghana)

2011

Organized medical outreaches to deprived villages in the Central, Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana.

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Surgical assistant

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre - Amasaman Buruli Ulcer Surgical Outreach (Amasaman, Accra - Ghana)

2011

Helped provide free surgical treatment to the people of Amasaman and neighbouring communities afflicted with Buruli Ulcer. Assisted surgeons in theatre with harvesting of skin grafts and suturing.

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Medical volunteer

Danny Whyte & Ivor Burford Bone Marrow Drive (Kumasi, Ghana)

2006

Helped raise public awareness about Leukemia on television and radio shows. Organized, made presentations and assisted in the collection of blood samples.

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Founder & Contributor

Medical School Digital Study Aid Initiative Accra, Ghana

2004 - 2010

Started the process of digitally compiling study material (pathology potted specimen, surgical instruments, lecture notes, past exam questions) to help medical students and residents with their exam preparation. Received an honourable commendation by the Dean.