George Ofori-Amanfo, MD
- PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, Cardiology
Specialties:Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Research Topics:Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation, Non-invasive Assessment of Hemodynamics in Critical Illness
George Ofori-Amanfo, MD is the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital. He joins our Department from Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has previously been on faculty at the Children’s Hospital of New York, Columbia University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric cardiology and comes with extensive clinical and leadership experience. He is an outstanding intensive care physician with clinical focus in cardiac intensive care medicine, advanced respiratory care and mechanical cardiac support.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo’s research interest is in cardiac arrest and resuscitation. He was a principal investigator for one of the largest, randomized pediatric trials investigating the effect of targeted temperature management on neurologic outcome and survival after cardiac arrest.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo is formally trained in patient safety, performance improvement and value based healthcare delivery and has been involved in several major program development initiatives and performance improvement projects in healthcare in partnership with Deloitte Consulting.
Dr. Ofori serves on the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) and is an Associate Editor for the Elsevier Congenital Heart Disease Center of Excellence.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
MBBCH, University of Sciences and Technology
Residency, Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
Outstanding Service Award
Outstanding Leadership Award
Educational Scholarship Award
Rustin McIntosh Clinical Fellow of the Year
House Staff Teaching Fellow of the Year
Best Physician Award
My clinical research interest is in the area of cardiac arrest and resuscitation. I served as the site principal investigator for the NIH funded Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (THAPCA) Trials. This multicenter randomized controlled trial tested the impact of therapeutic hypothermia on neurologic outcome after pediatric cardiac arrest and resuscitation. I also serve as Co-chair for the Cardiac Work Group of the THAPCA trials. In this role I oversee all cardiac-related ancillary studies within the THAPCA trials.
In addition, I am actively involved in research in the development of innovative, non-invasive approaches to the assessment hemodynamic status in critically ill patients. Our recent work in the use of volumetric capnography in the assessment of cardiac output in the swine cardiac arrest model was presented at the annual congress of the Society of Critical Care Congress in February, 2018.