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Uchenna R. Ofoma, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Division of Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Professional Consultation Only

Areas of Clinical Interest

Acute respiratory failure, sepsis, shock

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Education

Education

Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2013
Master of Science, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences: Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 2011
Residency, Internal Medicine: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 2008
Associate Fellowship: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland 2005
Medical Degree: University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria 1998

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Associations between hospital occupancy, intensive care unit transfer delay and hospital mortality.
Ofoma UR, Montoya J, Saha D, Berger A, Kirchner HL, McIlwaine JK, Kethireddy S
J Crit Care. 2020 Aug; 5848-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2020.04.009.

PMID:
    32339974
    [PubMed - in process]
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Intensive Care Unit Discharge Delay and In-Hospital Mortality.
Ofoma UR, Kethireddy S
J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Dec 4; 885066618816673. doi: 10.1177/0885066618816673.

PMID:
    30514156
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Reply: Lower Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests During Nights and Weekends.
Ofoma UR, Basnet S, Girotra S
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 May 29; 71(21)2493-2494. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.03.488.

PMID:
    29793643
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trends in Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest During Nights and Weekends.
Ofoma UR, Basnet S, Berger A, Kirchner HL, Girotra S, American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines – Resuscitation Investigators.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jan 30; 71(4)402-411. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.11.043.

PMID:
    29389356
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A qualitative exploration of the discharge process and factors predisposing to readmissions to the intensive care unit.
Ofoma UR, Dong Y, Gajic O, Pickering BW
BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Jan 5; 18(1)6. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2821-z.

PMID:
    29304857
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Culture-Negative Septic Shock Compared With Culture-Positive Septic Shock: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Kethireddy S, Bilgili B, Sees A, Kirchner HL, Ofoma UR, Light RB, Mirzanejad Y, Maki D, Kumar A, Layon AJ, Parrillo JE, Kumar A, Cooperative Antimicrobial Therapy of Septic Shock (CATSS) Database Research Group.
Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr; 46(4)506-512. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002924.

PMID:
    29293143
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Public Health Threat of Road Traffic Accidents in Nigeria: A Call to Action.
Onyemaechi N, Ofoma UR
Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2016 Jul-Aug; 6(4)199-204. doi: 10.4103/amhsr.amhsr_452_15.

PMID:
    28480093
    [PubMed]
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The Interhospital Transfer of Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Too Little, Too Late, and Questionably Motivated?
Ofoma UR, Walkey AJ
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 May; 14(5)626-627. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201701-063ED.

PMID:
    28459626
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Case Volume-Outcomes Associations Among Patients With Severe Sepsis Who Underwent Interhospital Transfer.
Ofoma UR, Dahdah J, Kethireddy S, Maeng D, Walkey AJ
Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr; 45(4)615-622. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002254.

PMID:
    28151758
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Six-month quality-of-life and functional status of acute respiratory distress syndrome survivors compared to patients at risk: a population-based study.
Biehl M, Kashyap R, Ahmed AH, Reriani MK, Ofoma UR, Wilson GA, Li G, Malinchoc M, Sloan JA, Gajic O
Crit Care. 2015 Oct 2; 19356. doi: 10.1186/s13054-015-1062-y.

PMID:
    26428615
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neuromuscular and neuropsychological assessments in survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome: exploratory comparisons with an at-risk cohort.
Ofoma UR, Reriani MK, Biehl M, Kashyap R, Ahmed AH, Rabinstein AA, Gajic O
Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun; 22(3)395-402. doi: 10.1007/s12028-014-0087-4.

PMID:
    25450720
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Findings from the implementation of a validated readmission predictive tool in the discharge workflow of a medical intensive care unit.
Ofoma UR, Chandra S, Kashyap R, Herasevich V, Ahmed A, Gajic O, Pickering BW, Farmer CJ
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jun; 11(5)737-43. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201312-436OC.

PMID:
    24724964
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mild therapeutic hypothermia in cardiogenic shock syndrome.
Ofoma UR, Ramar K, Kashyap R
Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb; 41(2)e14-5. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182742bd8.

PMID:
    23353966
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Associations between subspecialty fellowship interest and knowledge of internal medicine: a hypothesis-generating study of internal medicine residents.
Ofoma UR, Lehman EE, Haidet P, Yacht AC
BMC Med Educ. 2011 Jan 31; 115. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-5.

PMID:
    21281500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fluconazole induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: a case report.
Ofoma UR, Chapnick EK
Cases J. 2009 Nov 20; 29071. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-9071.

PMID:
    20062708
    [PubMed]
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Areas of Research Interest

Health services, quality improvement and implementation, global critical care