Maame Yaa "Maya" Yiadom, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Yiadom is a K12 Emergency Care Scholar in the Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Research Training (VEMRT) program sponsored by National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Her primary training was as a health policy analyst in Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She subsequently worked as a healthcare industry management consultant for CSC Global Health Solutions Group in New York City, and as the Dean’s Office Chief of Staff at Drexel Medical School in Philadelphia. She completed her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Masters of Public Health in Population and International Health at Harvard University, and additional health policy training at Johns Hopkins University.

Her emergency medicine training was completed at Harvard in Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Clinical experiences include: staffing emergency departments on Arizona reservations for the United States Indian Health Service; volunteer faculty at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Emergency Department in Kumasi, Ghana; and practicing in the City of Camden New Jersey at Cooper University Hospital.

She is a physician researcher with interests in improving the screening and diagnosis of emergency cardiovascular disease patients. Much of her current work is focused on ST-elevation myocardial infarction screening performance. This work includes serving as the Founding Director of the Emergency Department Operations Study Group ( to promote evidence-based clinical operations towards improved patient outcomes. In addition, she is the Director of the Emergency Care Health Services Research Data Coordinating Center (HSR-DCC) at Vanderbilt.

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