George Ofori-Amanfo MDChief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York, New York
Dr. George Ofori-Amanfo is a pediatric cardiologist specializing in cardiac critical care medicine. He is division chief of critical care medicine at Kravis Children’s Hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. Over the past 20 years, he has been associated with New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania; Duke University Medical Center, Duke University; and Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo’s clinical research interest is in the area of cardiac arrest and resuscitation. In addition, he is actively involved in research in the development of innovative, noninvasive approaches to the assessment of hemodynamic status in critically ill patients. His clinical practice has been in the areas of multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care as well as cardiac critical care medicine, with a focus on the care of critically ill children, with a special interest in patients with acquired or congenital heart diseases. He has also focused efforts in the areas of patient safety and quality and process improvement. During the last several years, he has committed himself to building integrated care models within the field of critical care, both in the areas of multidisciplinary intensive care and in cardiac intensive care.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo also has a strong interest in clinical education. Having had extensive experience in the care of patients in both developing and advanced healthcare systems, he has developed a unique perspective relative to patient care and a comprehensive approach to clinical education. As a clinician educator, his teaching responsibilities have extended to nurses in the ICU, critical care advanced practice nurses, medical students, residents, and fellows pursuing training in cardiac critical care medicine.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo came to the United States by way of Ghana, where he received his medical degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciences in Kumasi. After post-graduate training at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, he interned at the Children’s Hospital of New York, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also completed residency training as well as fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Outcomes of Pediatric Patients With Defibrillators Following Initial Presentation With Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- 2020 Top Stories in Cardiology: Race/Ethnicity, Illness Severity, and Mortality in Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
- An Outbreak of Severe Kawasaki-Like Disease at the Italian Epicenter of the SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic
- Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation Exposure Associated With Malignancy Risk in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease