GEORGE
  
OFORI-AMANFO
MD
Address: 
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
215-590-2200
Affiliations
Expertise

Development of Pediatric Cardiovascular Care and Critical Care Medicine in developing countries.
Currently involved in two development projects in Ghana
1. Developing a pediatric cardiology clinical program aimed at provision primary cardiac care of infants and children with congenital and acquired heart diseases. This program is also structured to establish a pediatric cardiac disease database, perform outcome studies for select group of CHDs and perform pharmacologic intervention studies specifically focused on cost-effective modes of cardiac care in resource-limited communities.

2. In collaboration with the Ghana Ministry of Health, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and local Ghanaian faculty I am setting up a Critical Care Medicine Training program at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Outcomes of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Cardiac Patients. Pediatric cardiovascular diseases present different physiologic states. The unique physiologies may have serious implications during cardiac arrest and resuscitation. This project is designed to examine the predictors of outcome and ultimately generate resuscitation algorithms specific for different physiologic states.

Appointments
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2007 – 2010)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2007 – 2010)
Education
MBChB, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (1989)
BSc, Human Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (1986)
Selected Publications