Samuel Edusa MD

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Samuel E. Edusa, MD

ECFMG Certified Physician

AAMC ID# 15824188

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About

A 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, Health Information Technology and Preventive Care.

Education

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University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

Korle Bu, Accra. Ghana. (Sept 2003 - Mar 2010)

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Mount Allison University

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

Sackville, NB. Canada. (Sept 1999 - May 2003)

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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. (Aug 1997 - Jul 1999)

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Professional Memberships & Certifications

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

HIPAA Training - Certification course

Issued Apr 2022

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Member

American Medical Association (AMA)

Mar 2022 - present (ME# 41201100061)

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Member

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Mar 2022 - present (ACP# 04259096)

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Member

American Heart Association (AHA)

Feb 2022 - present

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Chest, Abdomen & OBGyn Ultrasound Training

Precision Healthcare Ltd.

Sept 2012

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Permanent Registration

Ghana Medical & Dental Council

Jun 2012 - present (MDC/RN/07145)

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Member

Ghana Medical Association (GMA)

Apr 2012 - present

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Open Water Diver

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

Jul 2010 - present (PADI # 10080V5462)

Awards & Certificates

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GlaxoSmithKline Award for Best Student in Clinical Medicine

University of Ghana Medical School (Korle Bu, Accra. Ghana)

Mar 2010

Award description:A merit-based award presented to the student who received the highest grade on the MBChB Final Part II Examination in Medicine and Therapeutics.

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Certificate of Appreciation - Rotary Youth Leadership (RYL) Awards

Rotary Club Of Accra (Accra, Ghana)

Jun 2007

Award description:Certificate awarded for providing outstanding first aid services during the RYL Awards program.Aided in planning and delivering medical care to the underpriviledged residents of Adamarobe, in Ghana's Eastern Region.

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Joseph Samuel and Cora Vallis Bursary

Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Sept 2003

Award description:A merit-based financial award.

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Dean’s List Award

Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Sept 2000 - Sept 2003

Award description:Honor for consistently excellent undergraduate academic performance.

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Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship

Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Aug 1999

Award description:Award given for high academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

Work Experience

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Clinical Extern

Southern Regional Medical Center (Riverdale, GA. USA.)

Jun 2022 - Aug 2022

Responsibilities:Took patient histories and performed physical examinations on patients admitted to the ICU, Telemetry floor and general ward.Discussed management plans with the internist and intensivist I shadowed.

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Software Engineer (Remote)

Tin Roof Software & Cognizant Softvision (Remote & Atlanta, GA. USA.)

Mar 2018 - present

Responsibilities:Worked as a full-stack software engineer on healthcare, media, and retail projects, developing web and mobile application features for clients.Oversaw a small team of software engineers and mentored new interns.Presented technical topics pertaining to the React programming language during our weekly lunch-and-learn meetings.Coordinated client go-lives and formally presented new application functionality to stakeholders.

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General Practitioner (Remote & On-Site)

Samalla Clinic Ltd. (New Gbawe, Accra. Ghana & Remote)

Jun 2013 - present

Responsibilities include:Providing outpatient, inpatient and emergency care to clients.Performing bedside laboratory investigations and antenatal ultrasounds during a weekly antenatal clinic.Remotely running the clinic's telehealth service and managing the technical infrastructure.Updating and building new features for the clinic's website.Remote medical billing utilizing billing software I created for the clinic.

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Medical Officer

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

Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

Responsibilities:Provided emergency, inpatient and outpatient care to patients.Assessed and implemented management plans for patients.Coordinated the referral of patients requiring specialized care to other tertiary health facilities.Conducted and participated in ward rounds, clinical and general staff meetings.Created shift schedules for the emergency department's physicians.

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Internal Medicine House Officer

Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) (Ridg, Accra. Ghana)

Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Responsibilities:Took patient histories, performed examinations and bedside laboratory investigations.Supervised the implementation of management plans for patients.Managed patients in the emergency department, outpatient clinics, and the hospital ward.Performed procedures such as intravenous cannulation, pleural aspiration, nasogastric tube insertion, lumbar puncture and abdominal paracentesis.Presented cases during teaching rounds, departmental meetings and morbidity/mortality meetings.Presented journal articles during a monthly journal club meeting.Prepared team duty rosters.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology & House Officer

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

May 2011 - Nov 2011

Responsibilities:Took patient histories, performed physical examinations, and conducted laboratory tests at the bedside.Managed patients at antenatal clinics, on the labour and delivery ward and emergency room.Assisted specialists in the operating room (OR).Presented cases during clinical teaching rounds and meetings.

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Surgery House Officer

37 Military Hospital (Neghelli Barracks, Accra. Ghana)

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

Responsibilities:Took patient histories, conducted physical examinations, and managed patients in the surgical outpatient clinic, inpatient wards, and emergency room.Assisted surgeons in the operating room.Presented cases during clinical teaching rounds and meetings.

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Pediatrics House Officer

37 Military Hospital (Neghelli Barracks, Accra. Ghana)

Apr 2010 - Oct 2010

Responsibilities:Took patient histories, performed physical exams, and managed patients in the pediatric outpatient clinic, neonatal intensive care unit, inpatient wards, and emergency department.Presented cases during clinical teaching rounds and departmental meetings.

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Visiting Scholar

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

Jan 2009

Responsibilities:Took patient histories, performed physical exams, and discussed management plans with residents and specialists.Attended clinical meetings, hospital rounds and nursing home rounds.Participated in a home visitation for a patient with congestive heart failure that was led by a resident.

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Clinical Sub-Intern

Keck School of Medicine of USC / LAC+USC Hospital (Los Angeles, CA. USA)

Nov 2008 - Dec 2008

Responsibilities:Took patient histories, performed physical exams, and discussed management plans with a senior emergency medicine resident with whom I was paired.Attended grand rounds and other small group clinical sessions.NB: Functioned at the level of a sub-intern during this clinical elective.

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Webmaster

Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) 2007 Conference (Korle Bu, Accra. Ghana)

May 2005 - Sept 2007

Responsibilities:Designed, deployed and updated the website for the maiden MWIA conference in Africa (held in Ghana).Proof-read, edited and uploaded blog articles contributed by members.

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Hearing Aid QA Engineer

Oticon Canada (Brampton, Ontario. Canada)

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Responsibilities:Tested hearing aid devices.Packaged refurbished hearing aids for shipping.

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Webmaster

Mount Allison Sophomore Semester in English (MASSIE) (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Jun 2003 - Aug 2003

Responsibilities:Designed and updated webpages for the MASSIE website.

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Assistant Lab Supervisor

Mount Allison University Chemistry Department (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Apr 2002 - May 2003

Responsibilities:Supervised and demonstrated laboratory techniques for a first year chemistry lab.Assisted in the marking and grading of midterm papers.

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Tutor

Mount Allison University Meighen Centre (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Feb 2001 - Feb 2002

Responsibilities:Tutored biology to first year university students with learning disabilities.Helped students create study schedules, organize course notes, and prepare for exams.

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Tutor

Mount Allison University Chemistry Department (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Mar 2000 - Apr 2002

Responsibilities:Graded assignments, quizzes and exams for a second year organic chemistry class.Helped students organize course materials and prepare for finals in both organic chemistry and biochemistry.

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Part-Time Manager

Mount Allison University Athletic Department (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Mar 2000 - Jun 2002

Responsibilities:Sold day passes to visitors.Organized athletic equipment and supervised the general operation of the weight room and gymnasium.

Volunteer Experience

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Open Source Contributor

Pancreas Digital (Remote)

Sept 2022 - Present

Responsibilities included:Contributing code & documentation to the Pancreas Digital Open Source Insulin Bolus Calculator, hosted on Github.

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Alumni Website Board Member

University of Ghana Medical School Alumni Association (Remote)

Mar 2022 - Apr 2022

Responsibilities included:Editing and uploading videos, of public talks and events to commemorate the medical school's 60th anniversary, to the alumni website. Worked with Dr. Stephen Akafo (UGMS, Class of 1981).

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Food Delivery Volunteer

Passion City Church / Meals On Wheels (Atlanta, GA. USA)

Jun 2020

Responsibilities:Delivered meals and friendly greetings to homebound seniors in the Atlanta area.

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Hackathon Participant

Health Innovation Challenge - Atlanta VA Medical Center (Atlanta, GA. USA)

Apr 2015

What I did:Designed and built a HIPAA compliant patient identification app (TotemID) that worked by generating a universally unique identifier (UUID) for a specific laboratory or imaging investigation, which could then be used by a doctor to follow up on the results simply by texting the unique identification to a laboratory or imaging database using an SMS short code.Created a powerpoint presentation to showcase product.Presented of 10-minute pitch to a panel of judges.

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Health Screening Volunteer

Okaikwei Central Municipal Assembly & Samalla Clinic Ltd. (Accra. Ghana)

Feb 2013 - present

Responsibilities:Took BMI, blood pressure, and glucose measurements and performed quick clinical examinations during several health screening events in the Okaikwei Central Constituency of Accra.Prescribed medications to clients for malaria, bacterial skin conditions, and gastroenteritis.Wrote referrals for clients that needed more urgent care.

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Medical Volunteer

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

Apr 2011

Responsibilities:Conducted a public health assessment of the refugee camp.Presented a written report to the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service.Organized health talks on malaria prevention and provided medical and minor surgical care to the Ivorian refugees during the post-election civil unrest.

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Medical Outreach Organizer & Volunteer

Aim for Christ Medical Outreach Group (Accra, Ghana)

Feb 2011

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

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Medical Volunteer

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

Jun 2010

Responsibilities:Took histories and examined patients to identify patients with Buruli Ulcer.Assisted surgeons in theatre with excisions, harvesting of skin grafts and suturing.

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Medical Volunteer

WHO World Health Day Free Medical Screening Exercise (Labadi Beach, Accra. Ghana)

Sept 2007

Responsibilities:Took blood pressure and BMI measurements.Educated clients on ways of preventing cardiovascular disease.

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Editor

STIMULUS Medical Student Research Journal (Korle Bu, Accra. Ghana)

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Responsibilities:Wrote editorials for a student-run medical journal that published research, mentorship program reports, and original articles by medical students.Created flyers and organized medical outreaches to raise funds to help cover operational costs.

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Medical Volunteer

University of Ghana Medical Students Association Health Week Outreach (Daboase, Western Region - Ghana)

Aug 2007

Responsibilities:Educated the people of Daboase and surrounding villages in the Wassa East District of the Western Region on the benefits of physical exercise, diet and nutrition as means of preventing hypertension and diabetes.

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Breast Clinic Volunteer

National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre (Korle Bu, Accra. Ghana)

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007

Responsibilities:Took patient histories during a breast clinic at the Nuclear Medicine Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).Examined patients, instructed them in breast self-examination, and reviewed findings with on-duty specialists.

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Medical Volunteer

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

Jul 2006

Responsibilities:Participated in a radio interview to help raise public awareness about leukemia.Assisted in the collection of blood samples during blood drives.

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Co-founder & President

LifeSavers Initiative (Korle Bu, Accra. Ghana)

Nov 2005 - Mar 2010

Responsibilities:Co-founded the non-profit organization LifeSavers Initiative to raise funds for children in need of surgery.Organized and participated in medical outreaches.

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Founder & Contributor

Medical School Digital Study Aid Initiative (Accra, Ghana)

Feb 2004 - Mar 2010

Responsibilities:Digitized and uploaded study material (pathology potted specimen, surgical instruments, lecture notes, past exam questions) to the internet, to assist medical students and residents with their exam preparation.

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Volunteer

Sackville Drew Nursing Home (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Jun 2003 - Aug 2003

Responsibilities:Helped seniors with daily walks, reading, and grocery shopping.

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Volunteer

Sackville Special Populations Program (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Jun 2001 - Aug 2002

Responsibilities:Taught children with mental and physical disabilities to swim.

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Volunteer & Fundraiser

Sackville Hospital Shinerama Program (Sackville, NB. Canada)

Feb 2001 - Feb 2002

Responsibilities:Created and distributed flyers in the Sackville community to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.

Research Experience

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Remote Research Collaborator

Outcomes Research Group (Remote)

Feb 2022 - present

Activities:Participated in workshops and studied fundamental coursework for retrospective studies utilizing national databases, meta analysis, and fundamental biostatistics.Working remotely in teams to brainstorm ideas for research topics, formulate research hypotheses, and submit abstracts to national and international scientific conferences.Carrying out literature reviews on PubMed, Google Scholar, and conference websites before finalizing topics.Extracting data from academic publications and entering it into Excel tables that were created with the help of other teams.Performing data validation and verification after data extraction.Drafting preliminary versions of abstracts, then editing and proofreading them to the required length for submission.Assisting with powerpoint preparations for conference posters.

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Summer Research Intern

Noguchi Memorial Institute For Medical Research (NMIMR) (Legon, Accra. Ghana)

Aug 2005

Responsibilities:Participated in a six-week research mentoring program in immunology.Practiced techniques in Flow Cytometry, ELISA, Immunoflorescence microscopy and PCR.Actively took part in a weekly scientific paper review.

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Summer Research Intern

Mount Allison University Chemistry Department (Sackville, NB. Canada)

May 2000 - Aug 2000

Responsibilities:Synthesized biotin analogues using techniques in organic chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Grant.

Publications

Can Cerebral Embolic Protection Devices (CEPD) Reduce Postoperative Stroke In Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) With A Prior History Of Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)?

Mondal, A., Kanagala, S.A., Pingili, A., Edusa, S., Karipineni, S., Mehdi, S., Hazra, S., Danish, A., Borra, V., Khatoon, G., Chauhan, S., Jain, A. & Desai, R.

[Abstract submitted]. American College Of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions & World Congress Of Cardiology (WCC)/New Orleans, LA, USA. (2023, March 4-6).

Does Statin Use In Frail Patients Provide Survival Benefits? Insights From A Meta-Analysis

Mondal, A., Gogineni, A., Karipineni, S., Abdelhafez, S., Nalluri, S.D., Meka, G.G., Edusa, S., Bawa, J., Puli, S., Venkata, V.S., Jain, A. & Desai, R.

[Abstract submitted]. American College Of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions & World Congress Of Cardiology (WCC)/New Orleans, LA, USA. (2023, March 4-6).

Increased Body Mass Index/Obesity Is Associated With Higher Mortality And Major Adverse Cardiac Events In Patients With Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM) On A Longterm Follow-up – A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

Edusa, S., Sharma, A., Naseem, R., Patel, Y.R., Singh, G.K., Anmol, S.I., Reddy, S., Reyaz, N., Desai, A., Devi, S.D., Stanikza, S., Prem, A. D. & Desai, R.

[Poster presentation]. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions/Chicago, IL, USA. (2022, November 06).

Nationwide Trends In Subsequent Myocardial Infarction Hospitalizations And Mortality In Elderly Patients With Prior Myocardial Infarction And Associated Racial/Socioeconomic Disparities: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis

Jain, A., Edusa, S., Sharma, A., Naseem, R., Singh, G.K., Anmol, S.I., Desai, A., Patel, Y., Reddy, S., Reyaz, N., Stanikzai, S. & Desai, R.

[Poster presentation]. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions/Chicago, IL, USA. (2022, November 07).

Seasonal Variation In In-hospital Outcomes Of Takotsubo Syndrome-Related Admissions: A National Inpatient Analysis, 2019

Desai, R., Edusa, S., Naseem, R., Sharma, A., Desai, A., Patel, Y., Anmol, S.I., Singh, G.K., Reddy, S., Devi, S.D., Stanikzai, S. & Jain, A.

[Poster presentation]. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions/Chicago, IL, USA. (2022, November 05).

Letter To The Editor: Seasonal Variation In In-hospital Outcomes Of Takotsubo Syndrome-Related Admissions: A National Inpatient Analysis, 2019

Desai, R., Edusa, S., Reyaz, N., Venkata, V.S., Puli, S. & Jain, A.

[Correspondence]. International Journal of Cardiology Cardiovascular Risk and Prevention. (2022, Sept 1). [Manuscript# IJCCRP-D-22-00070].

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. & Rupareliya, C.

[Oral Presentation]. World Stroke Congress (WSC)/Singapore, SGP. (2022, October 27).

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. & Desai, R.

[Oral Presentation]. World Stroke Congress (WSC)/Singapore, SGP. (2022, October 26).

Nationwide Burden, Impact And Predictors Of Type 2 Myocardial Infarctions In Acute Pulmonary Embolism-Related Hospitalizations

Desai, R., Edusa, S., Verma, J., Desai, R.M., Patel, H., Rahman, A., Nunez, F.G., Sripathi, K., Prasad, A., Najam, N., Aquino, C.V. & Jain, A.

[Oral Presentation]. CHEST/Nashville, TN, USA. (2022, October 16).

Burden, Predictors And Outcomes Of Respiratory Intubation In Hospitalizations For Sepsis With Concomitant Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Gandhi, Z.J., Edusa, S., Mann, H., Desai, R.M., Thota, A.K., Sadum, N., Patel, H., Shahnawaz, W., Ghadge, N., Jain, A. & Desai, R.

[Oral Presentation]. CHEST/Nashville, TN, USA. (2022, October 19).

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

Desai, R., Patel, V., Vasavada, A., Haque, F.A., Jain, M., Shawl, S., Desai, R., Sadum, N., Sanikommu, S., Edusa, S., Alukal, T. & Jain, A.

[Poster presentation]. Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Scientific Sessions/Reston, VA, USA. (2022, May 13).

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

Desai, R., Haque, F.A., Vasavada, A., Jain, M., Desai, R.M., Patel, V., Shawl, S., Sanikommu, S., Edusa, S., Sadum, N., Alukal, A. & Jain, A.

[Oral Presentation]. Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Scientific Sessions/Reston, VA, USA. (2022, May 14).

Foreign Body In Scrotum Following An Industrial Blast Accident: A Case Report

Mante, S.D., Yeboah, E.D., Adusei, B. & Edusa, S.

[Peer Reviewed Journal Article]. Ghana Medical Journal, 47(1), 50-2. (2013, March).

The Ampain Refugee Camp - A Health Perspective

Edusa, S. & Zakaraiah L.

[Non-Peer Reviewed Online Publication]. A report on the health situation at the Ampain Refugee Camp, presented to the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service. (2011, April 13).

The Need For Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Among Ghanaian Women Who Have Undergone Mastectomy At The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

Edusa, S.

[Non-Peer Reviewed Online Publication]. Dissertation presented to the Community Health Department, University of Ghana Medical school. (2009, October 21).

Hobbies & Interests

Software development

I enjoy writing code and have developed several websites, web and mobile applications.
Personal projects

Running

After my first half-marathon in medical school, I fell in love with running. I have completed several half-marathons as well as a sprint triathlon. My long-term goal is to complete a half-ironman.

Scuba diving

I enjoy the tranquility of open sea diving. I obtained my PADI certification while on my honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico.

Languages Spoken

English

Native/functionally native.

Russian

Good

French

Basic