Investigator Bio

Enyo Ama Ablordeppey, MD, MPH

Enyo Ama Ablordeppey, MD, MPHAssistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Enyo Ama Ablordeppey Facutly Bio
Ultrasound Section
Critical Care Section
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Dr. Ablordeppey received her medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed an emergency medicine residency at Washington University School of Medicine as well as fellowship training in critical care medicine and emergency ultrasound with specific concentration on point-of-care echo. Currently serving as the director of critical care ultrasound in the surgical intensive care unit, she has two areas of focus. First is bedside ultrasound education. With a team of dedicated faculty members, she developed a point-of-care critical care ultrasound-training program for critical care practitioners. Her second focus is research, both in point-of-care ultrasound applications and ultrasound education research. Her research emphases the effects of bedside ultrasound applications on clinical outcomes, including the perceptions and use of bedside ultrasound in critical care, patient safety, and hospital resource utilization. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, her team has a primary focus on the implementation of ultrasound education strategies that promote critical care practitioner competence and expertise with bedside ultrasound in the management of critically ill patients. The long-term focus of the research is to utilize new bedside ultrasound applications and approaches that improve survival in critically ill patients.

Research Support (role, title, duration, amount)

  • 2000 – 2002, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Research Thesis: The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor and the mechanism behind placental toxicity induced by three principle environmental toxins: Benzo [a] pyrene, polychlorinated biphenyls, and 2,3,7,8 – tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in choriocarcinoma JEG-3 human placental cells
  • 2005 – 2007, Multidisciplinary MPH thesis dissertation
    Title: HIV infection in minority populations: analysis of the disparity amongst African American women.
    Project: Qualitative investigation of the knowledge, attitude and sexual behavior practices of African American women.
  • 2010, Missouri College of Emergency Physicians (MOCEP) resident grant. Co-investigator. Project Title: ED Flow-directed Fluid Optimization Resuscitations Trail (EFFORT), 1 year, $5000
  • 2012 – 2008, ED Flow-directed Fluid Optimization Resuscitation Trial (EFFORT) – Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in shock states. Holthaus (PI), Fuller (Co-PI)
  • 2014, Faculty Diversity Scholars Program, Washington University School of Medicine. Project Title: An Ultrasonography Curriculum in Critical Care: Impact on Practice and Patient Management. Project Investigator, 3 years, $221,000
  • 2015, Emergency Medicine, Washington University Grant. Project Title: Ultrasound guided emergent pericardiocentesis training in EM resident training. Principle Investigator, $5000
  • 2015, Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation Grant. Project Title: Simulation Critical Care Ultrasound Training. Principle Investigator, $35,000
  • 2016, Emergency Medicine, Washington University Grant. Project Title: Ultrasound guided confirmation of central venous catheters. Principle Investigator, $5000

Editorial Responsibilities

  • 2012 - present, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • 2013 - present, Editorial Assistant, European Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • 2013 - present, Editorial Assistant, Academic Emergency Medicine
  • 2014- present, Editorial Assistant, Critical Care Medicine
  • 2015 - present, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Internal and Emergency Medicine
  • 2015 - present, Editorial Assistant, Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Volunteer Experience

  • 2008 – present, Mentor, Washington University Minority Medical Association (WUMMA)
  • 2008 – present, Ultrasound Education (PIV, CVL access, FAST, pelvic, cardiac, pulmonary US) - Teaching Nurse practitioners, Fellows, and Attendings
  • 2009 – 2011, ALIVE – Alternatives to Living in Violent Environment
    Advocate, Crisis Hotline
  • 2009 – 2011, Practice of Medicine – Washington University School of Medicine
    Teaching clinical evaluation and management of in hospital patients to junior medical students
  • 2009 – 2011, Resident Coordinator, Washington University School of Medicine
    Visiting elective student program coordinator through the Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs
  • 2008 – 2011, EMRA Critical Care Committee
  • 2015- present, SCCM Adult Board Review Item Writing Committee
  • 2016- present, SCCM Adult Ultrasound Course Committee

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • 2007 – present, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • 2008 – present, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • 2011 – present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2011 – present, American College of Chest Physicians
  • 2011 – present, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

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