BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Provide the following information for the Senior/key personnel and other significant contributors. Follow this format for each person. DO NOT EXCEED FOUR PAGES. NAME POSITION TITLE Seffah, Joseph D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Obst/Gynae, UGMS Deputy Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana eRA COMMONS USER NAME (credential, e.g., agency login) EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable.) DEGREE INSTITUTION AND LOCATION MM/YY FIELD OF STUDY (if applicable) Prempeh College University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Geneva University-Switzerland GLOSTRUP Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Galilee International Institute, ISRAEL Certificates (A/O) MB ChB June,1976 May,1982 Medicine Fellow of West African College of Surgeons Reproductive Medicine and Biology FWACS Oct,1994 Certificate Sept,1999 Undergradu ate, elective Fellowship attachment Visiting professor May/June 1981 MayAug,1993 July,2009 Maternal-Fetal Medicine certificate Jan,2012 International Health Management Course Surgery Obstetrics and Gynaecology A. Personal Statement I have been a medical practitioner since 1982 when I graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. After specializing in Obstetrics/Gynecology in 1994, I have continued to work at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital in Accra, and have, in addition, joined the faculty of the University of Ghana Medical School since 1997. Currently, I am an associate professor in the medical school . As medical school faculty, I am involved in clinical practice, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and conducting research. My research interests have been in the areas of ultrasonography, fetal monitoring and women’s health. I have gained a lot of experience through attachment programs at the Departments of Obs/Gyn in Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, Geneva University in Switzerland, and the Glostrup Hospital in Denmark. I have 40 peer reviewed journal papers to my credit and have also coauthored one handbook in Gynecology and contributed several book chapters. I am the Editor in Chief of the Postgraduate Journal of Ghana, and a frequent reviewer of some international journals such as the International J. of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Ghana Medical Journal. I have mentored many undergraduate and postgraduate students – Ghanaians and foreigners including the MHIRT project trainees. I enjoy assisting undergraduate and postgraduate students in carrying out research in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. B. Positions and Honors 1982-1983 Housemanship in General Surgery and Paediatrics, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital 1984-1988 Medical Officer, Tetteh Quarshie Memorial, Hospital, Mampong-Akwapim E/R 1988-1994 Postgraduate, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1996-2001 Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2001-2005 Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2005-present Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007-2010 Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010-2014 Deputy Provost of College of Health Sciences 2015- Chairman of Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the West African College of Surgeons. Other Qualifications: 2004-2009 MD Research programme of the University of Ghana Professional Memberships: 1982-present GMA (Ghana Medical Association) 1994-present SOGOG (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana) 1996-present SOFIGO (Society of the Friends of International Gynaecologists and Obstetricians) 1997 Oncology Committee, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital 1998-2004 IGCC, GHANA MEDICAL SCHOOL (Income Generation and Consultancy Committee) C. Selected Peer-reviewed Publications 1. Adanu RM, Hill AG, Seffah JD, Darko R, Anarfi JK, Duda RB. Secular trends in menarcheal age among Ghanaian women in Accra. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006 Aug;26(6):550-4. 2. Duda RB, Kim MP, Darko R, Adanu RM, Seffah J, Anarfi JK, Hill AG. Results of the Women's Health Study of Accra: assessment of blood pressure in urban women. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Apr 12;117(1):115-22. Epub 2006 Aug 2. 3. Seffah JD, Kwame-Aryee RA. Emergency peripartum hysterectomy in the nulliparous patient. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Apr;97(1):45-6. Epub 2007 Feb 21. 4. Kwame-Aryee R, Kwakye A, Seffah J. Peripartum hysterectomies at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital: a review of 182 consecutive cases. Ghana Med J. 2007 Sep;41(3):133-8. 5. Duda RB, Jumah NA, Hill AG, Seffah J, Biritwum R. Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana. Trop Doct. 2007 Oct;37(4):241-4. 6. Hill AG, Darko R, Seffah J, Adanu RM, Anarfi JK, Duda RB. Health of urban Ghanaian women as identified by the Women's Health Study of Accra. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Nov;99(2):150-6. Epub 2007 Jul 12. 7. Seffah JD, Adanu RM. Sonographic findings in women with complications after hysterectomy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008 Feb;100(2):160-2. Epub 2007 Oct 25. 8. Adanu RM, Hill AG, Seffah JD, Darko R, Anarfi JK, Duda RB. Sexually transmitted infections and health seeking behaviour among Ghanaian women in Accra. Afr J Reprod Health. 2008 Dec;12(3):151-8. 9. Seffah JD, Kwame-Aryee RA, Adanu RM, Munumi K, Awotwi EK. Indications for gynecologic surgery and their implications for sexual function in menopausal women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008 Dec;103(3):203-6. Epub 2008 Sep 23. 10. Adanu RM, Seffah JD, Hill AG, Darko R, Duda RB, Anarfi JK. Contraceptive use by women in Accra, Ghana: results from the 2003 Accra Women's Health Survey. Afr J Reprod Health. 2009 Mar;13(1):123-33. 11. Danso K, Schwandt H, Turpin C, Seffah J, Samba A, Hindin M. Preference of Ghanaian women for vaginal or caesarean delivery postpartum. Ghana Med J. 2009 Mar;43(1):29-33. 12. Seffah JD, Adanu RM. Obstetric ultrasonography in low-income countries. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun;52(2):250-5. 13. Adanu RM, Seffah JD, Duda R, Darko R, Hill A, Anarfi J. Clinic visits and cervical cancer screening in Accra. Ghana Med J. 2010 Jun;44(2):59-63. 14. Duda RB, Anarfi JK, Adanu RM, Seffah J, Darko R, Hill AG. The health of the "older women" in Accra, Ghana: results of the Women's Health Study of Accra. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2011 Sep;26 (3):299-314. 15. Adanu RM, Seffah J, Anarfi JK, Lince N, Blanchard K. Sexual and reproductive health in Accra, Ghana. Ghana Med J. 2012 Jun;46(2):58-65. D. Research Support (ongoing and completed for the past 3 years) Funded or non-Funded(?) Research Grant ( non-funded) Seffah, J (PI) 2000-present Foetal monitoring-antenatal and intra-partum using clinical, ultrasound and cardiotochograph Research Grant (non-funded) Seffah, J (PI) 2003-present Foetal growth in women with sickle cell disease Research Grant ( Korle Bu Teaching Hosp/Ghana Government Project) 2004-2010 Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Role: Consultant in charge at Dept of Obs/Gyn Research Grant (funded by Univ of Michigan) Sleep disorders in pregnant women with hypertension A collaborative study with the University of Michigan, USA Seffah, J 2010-present Research Grant ( funded by Univ of Michigan) Seffah, J. Anderson F (PI) Cardiotochographic findings in high risk pregnancies: hypertension, diabetes, sickle cell disorders.