Dr. Ablordeppey is originally from Ghana and she received her medical training and MPH at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed an emergency medicine residency here at Washington University and went on to complete both a critical care fellowship and an emergency ultrasound fellowship. Her career focus is in critical care ultrasound with a focus on echocardiography. She is a K12 scholar who is studying implementation science methodologies. Currently, her research interests center around understanding the behavioral and systems adaptations required to increase the uptake of evidence into healthcare practices for critically ill patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad; newborn, CJ; and her dog, Jackie. When not talking about ultrasound, she enjoys playing tennis and watching a variety of sports. Her team affiliations include Florida Gators, Pittsburgh Steelers, and LA Lakers (Lebron James).
Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and the Institute for Informatics (I2)
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Joanna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and at the Institute for Informatics. Dr. Abraham has an interdisciplinary background in computer science, human factors, and biomedical informatics, and her research focuses on mapping and evaluation of clinical workflows including care transitions, care coordination, and clinical decision making, with an emphasis on health information technologies and their impact on patient safety outcomes. Fun fact: Joanna is a collector of colorful stationery—including journals/diaries, notepads, and pens.
Hawa is a fourth-year resident. She completed her medical degree at King's College London and chose to come to WashU to complete residency, which she considers to be one of the best decisions she has ever made. Following residency, Hawa will complete dual fellowships in cardiac and critical care. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She recently attended the wedding of her co-resident, Lokesh Sharma, in Nepal along Allison Yu, and it was an incredible experience.
Associate Director for the ACTA Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
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