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, Health Information Technology and Preventive 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 the clinic's telehealth service, out-patient department (OPD) clinic, 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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Internal Medicine House Officer

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

2011 - 2012

Responsibilities included running the OPD clinic, in-patient ward and emergency room.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology & 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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Surgery House Officer

37 Military Hospital (Neghelli Barracks - Accra, Ghana)

2010 - 2011

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

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Pediatrics House Officer

37 Military Hospital (Neghelli Barracks - Accra, Ghana)

2010 - 2011

Responsibilities included work at the pediatric OPD, in-patient ward and emergency room.

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Webmaster for the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) 2007 Conference website

Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) (Accra, Ghana)

2005 - 2007

Designed, deployed and updated the website for the maiden MWIA conference in Ghana.

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Hearing Aid QA Engineer

Oticon Canada (Brampton, Ontario - Canada)

2003 - 2004

Worked in the quality assurance and testing department.

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Webmaster for the Mount Allison Sophomore Semester in English (MASSIE) website

Mount Allison University MASSIE Program (New Brunswick, Canada)

2003

Designed and maintained webpages for the Mount Allison MASSIE website.

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Assistant Lab Supervisor

Mount Allison University Chemistry Department (New Brunswick, Canada)

2002 - 2003

Supervised and demonstrated laboratory techniques for a first year chemistry lab.

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Student Marker and Peer Tutor

Mount Allison University Chemistry Department (New Brunswick, Canada)

2000 - 2002

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

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Mount Allison University Athletic Centre Part-time Manager

Mount Allison University Athletic Department (New Brunswick, Canada)

2000 - 2002

Sold day passes to visitors, organized athletic equipment and oversaw the general running of gym and weight room during working hours.

Research Experience, Publications & Presentations

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 YR, Singh GK, Anmol SI, Reddy S, Reyaz N, Desai A, Devi SD, Stanikza S, Prem Anand D and Desai R.

Abstract accepted | American Heart Association Conference AHA22, 2022

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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 GK, Anmol SI, Desai A, Patel Y, Reddy S, Reyaz N, Stanikzai S and Desai R.

Abstract accepted | American Heart Association Conference AHA22, 2022

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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 SI, Singh GK, Reddy S, Devi SD, Stanikzai S and Jain A.

Abstract accepted | American Heart Association Conference AHA22, 2022

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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 accepted | World Stroke Congress WSC22, 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 accepted | World Stroke Congress WSC22, 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 accepted | 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 accepted | 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 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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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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Surgical elective program report

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A report of my clinical elective program in Plastic Surgery at Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana. October - November 2007.

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Noguchi Memorial Institute For Medical Research summer research mentorship program

Participated in a six-week research mentoring program in immunology. Among the techniques I studied and utilized were Flow Cytometry, ELISA, Immunoflorescence microscopy, and PCR. Actively took part in a weekly scientific paper review. August 2005.

Influence of membrane and plasmodesmata transport in phloem: loading and unloading along the translocation pathway in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and corn (Zea mays)

A dissertation submitted and presented in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Science. Mount Allison University, March 2003

Elucidation of the mechanism of action of the enzyme cofactor biotin

Synthesized biotin analogues using techniques in organic chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Grant (Associate Professor of Chemistry at Mount Allison University). August 2000.

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

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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 program 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 program 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 program 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 program. 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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Joseph Samuel and Cora Vallis Bursary

Mount Allison University New Brunswick, Canada

2003

Awarded by the university based on merit.

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Dean’s List Award

Mount Allison University New Brunswick, Canada

2000 - 2003

Recognition for consistent high undergraduate academic achievement.

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Mount Allison University Entrance Scholarship

Mount Allison University New Brunswick, Canada

1999

Award based on high academic achievement and extracurricular involvement

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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Meals on Wheels Volunteer

Love Atlanta (Passion City Church) Community Service (Atlanta, GA)

2020

Helped deliver meals and friendly greetings to homebound seniors in the Atlanta area.

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Health Innovation Hackathon Participant

Health Innovation Challenge at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (Atlanta, GA)

April 2015

Developed 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.

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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 excisions, harvesting of skin grafts and suturing.

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Medical volunteer

WHO World Health Day free medical screening exercise (Labadi Beach, Accra)

2007

I was part of a team of medical personnel that provided free blood pressure, BMI, education and counseling on cardiovascular health to the general public.

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Editor, STIMULUS Medical Student Research Journal

STIMULUS Medical Student Research Journal (Korle Bu, Accra)

2007 - 2008

Editor of a student-run medical journal that offered medical students the opportunity to publish their research, mentorship program reports, and original articles. It also raised funds to assist the underprivileged with their healthcare needs.

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Medical volunteer

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

2007

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, diabetes and other lifestyle diseases prevalent in the community.

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Breast Clinic Volunteer

Breast Clinic at the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Centre (Accra, Ghana)

2007

Took part in a regular breast screening program for women at the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). I examined patients while teaching them how to do a breast self examination, took short histories and discussed the findings with specialists on duty.

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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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Co-founder & President

LifeSavers Initiative (Accra, Ghana)

2005 - 2010

Co-founded the non-profit organization LifeSavers Initiative to raise funds for children in need of surgery, as well as to organize medical outreaches and medical screening exercises in Ghana.

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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.

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Volunteer

Sackville Drew Nursing Home (Sackville, New Brunswick - Canada)

2003

Assisted seniors with daily walks, reading and games such as bingo.

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Swim volunteer

Sackville Special Populations Program (Sackville, New Brunswick - Canada)

2001 - 2002

Community program designed for children with both mental and physical disabilities. I taught kids how to swim in the university swimming pool.

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Tutor

Mount Allison University Meighen Centre (Sackville, New Brunswick - Canada)

2001 - 2002

The Mount Allison Meighen Centre was setup to help students with learning disabilities. I volunteered as a tutor helping students draw up study timetables, organize course notes and prepare for their examinations.

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Volunteer and Fundraiser

Sackville Hospital Shinerama Program (Sackville, New Brunswick - Canada)

2001 - 2002

Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. I created and distributed flyers to promote awareness and request funds for the cause. I also volunteered at the Sackville Memorial Hospital, where I read to and played the piano for children with cystic fibrosis.