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Krow Ampofo, M.B.Ch.B.

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Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-3599
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Bio

Dr. Krow Ampofo received his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School, completed his Pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He is currently a Professor of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah and Primary Children´s Medical Center.

Dr. Ampofo´s clinical interests include the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of emerging infectious diseases including influenza, respiratory infections. He is also keenly interested in the evaluation of internationally adopted children, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in children.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Infectious Diseases)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Respiratory Infections

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Infectious Diseases)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7418 Williams Building
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Ampofo received his MB, ChB at the University of Ghana Medical School. He trained in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and completed a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He joined the faculty of the University of Utah in 2003 and is now a Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ampofo is a Member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ampofo has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles, textbook chapters, reviews and scientific abstracts.

His research interests include the epidemiology of influenza and other emerging respiratory infections, tuberculosis, and HIV/ AIDS in children. He has mentored residents, graduate students, and fellows who have gone on to academic careers. He is or has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Columbia University- Children's Hospital of New York/ Columbia University College of Physicians and
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Fellow
Residency Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical University of Ghana
Medicine
M.B.B.Ch.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Stockmann C, Ampofo K, Hersh A, Blaschke A, Kendall B, Korgenski K, Byington C, Pavia A (2012). Evolving Epidemiology of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease in Utah, 2002 – 2010. Clin Infect Dis.
  2. Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Chris S, Hersh AL, Bender JM, Blaschke AJ, Weng HY, Korgenski KE, Daly J, Mason EO, Byington CL (2012). The changing epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease at a tertiary children's hospital through the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era: a case for continuous surveillance. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 31(3), 228-34.
  3. Blaschke AJ, Heyrend C, Byington CL, Obando I, Vazquez-Barba I, Doby EH, Korgenski EK, Sheng X, Poritz MA, Daly JA, Mason EO, Pavia AT, Ampofo K (2011). Molecular analysis improves pathogen identification and epidemiologic study of pediatric parapneumonic empyema. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 30(4), 289-94.
  4. Zobell JT, Young DC, Waters CD, Ampofo K, Cash J, Marshall BC, Olson J, Chatfield BA (2011). A survey of the utilization of anti-pseudomonal beta-lactam therapy in cystic fibrosis patients. Pediatr Pulmonol, 46(10), 987-90.
  5. Hersh AL, Herigon JC, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Newland JG (2011). Rapid increase in use of antiviral therapy for hospitalized children with influenza during the 2009 H1N1 epidemic. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 30(10), 895-7.
  6. Kendall BA, Dascomb KK, Mehta RR, Mason EO, Ampofo K, Pombo DJ, Pavia AT, Byington CL (2011). Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in Utah adults at the end of the PCV7 era. Vaccine, 29(49), 9123-6.
  7. Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Stockmann CR, Blaschke AJ, Weng HY, Korgenski KE, Daly J, Byington CL (2011). Evolution of the epidemiology of pneumococcal disease among utah children through the vaccine era. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 30(12), 1100-3.
  8. Zobell JT, Stockmann C, Young DC, Cash J, McDowell BJ, Korgenski K, Sherwin CM, Spigarelli M, Chatfield BA, Ampofo K (2011). Population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling of high-dose intermittent ticarcillin-clavulanate administration in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients. Clin Ther, 33(11), 1844-50.
  9. Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Stockmann C, Hersh AL, Bender JM, Blaschke AJ, Weng HY, Korgenski KE, Daly J, Mason EO, Byington CL (2011). The Changing Epidemiology of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease at a Tertiary Children's Hospital through the PCV7 Era. (Epub ahead of print) Pediatr Infect Dis J.
  10. Bender JM, Ampofo K, Gesteland P, Sheng X, Korgenski K, Raines B, Daly JA, Valentine K, Srivastava R, Pavia AT, Byington CL (2010). Influenza virus infection in infants less than three months of age. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 29(1), 6-9.
  11. Byington CL, Hulten KG, Ampofo K, Sheng X, Pavia AT, Blaschke AJ, Pettigrew M, Korgenski K, Daly J, Mason EO (2010). Molecular epidemiology of pediatric pneumococcal empyema from 2001 to 2007 in Utah. J Clin Microbiol, 48(2), 520-5.
  12. Ampofo K, Herbener A, Blaschke AJ, Heyrend C, Poritz M, Korgenski K, Rolfs R, Jain S, Carvalho Mda G, Pimenta FC, Daly J, Mason EO, Byington CL, Pavia AT (2010). Association of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) infection and increased hospitalization with parapneumonic empyema in children in Utah. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 29(10), 905-9.
  13. Zobell JT, Ampofo K, Cash J, Korgenski K, Chatfield BA (2010). High dose intermittent ticarcillin-clavulanate administration in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients. J Cyst Fibros, 9(4), 280-3.
  14. Bender JM, Ampofo K, Byington CL, Grinsell M, Korgenski K, Daly JA, Mason EO, Pavia AT (2010). Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome in Utah children. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 29(8), 712-6.
  15. Ekstrand JJ, Herbener A, Rawlings J, Turney B, Ampofo K, Korgenski EK, Bonkowsky JL (2010). Heightened neurologic complications in children with pandemic H1N1 influenza. Ann Neurol, 68(5), 762-6.
  16. Bender JM, Ampofo K, Sheng X, Pavia AT, Cannon-Albright L, Byington CL (2009). Parapneumonic empyema deaths during past century, Utah. Emerg Infect Dis, 15(1), 44-8.
  17. She RC, Simmon KE, Bender JM, Ampofo K, Petti CA (2009). Mollicute infections in neonates. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 28(3), 248-50.
  18. Bender JM, Ampofo K, Gesteland P, Stoddard GJ, Nelson D, Byington CL, Pavia AT, Srivastava R (2009). Development and validation of a risk score for predicting hospitalization in children with influenza virus infection. Pediatr Emerg Care, 25(6), 369-75.
  19. Bender JM, Ampofo K, Korgenski K, Daly J, Pavia AT, Mason EO, Byington CL (2008). Pneumococcal necrotizing pneumonia in Utah: does serotype matter? Clin Infect Dis, 46(9), 1346-52.
  20. Ampofo K, Byington C (2007). Management of parapneumonic empyema. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 26(5), 445-6.
  21. Blaschke AJ, Bender J, Byington CL, Korgenski K, Daly J, Petti CA, Pavia AT, Ampofo K (2007). Gordonia species: emerging pathogens in pediatric patients that are identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. Clin Infect Dis, 45(4), 483-6.
  22. Byington CL, Korgenski K, Daly J, Ampofo K, Pavia A, Mason EO (2006). Impact of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on pneumococcal parapneumonic empyema. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 25(3), 250-4.
  23. Ampofo K, Saiman L, LaRussa P, Steinberg S, Annunziato P, Gershon A (2002). Persistence of immunity to live attenuated varicella vaccine in healthy adults. Clin Infect Dis, 34(6), 774-9.

Review

  1. Gupta A, Ampofo K, Rubenstein D, Saiman L (2003). Extended spectrum beta lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: a review of the literature. [Review]. J Perinatol, 23(6), 439-43.
  2. Ampofo KK, Saiman L (2002). Pediatric tuberculosis. [Review]. Pediatr Ann, 31(2), 98-108.

Case Report

  1. Olarte L, Ampofo K, Thorell EA, Sanderson S, Doby E, Pavia AT, Rosado H, Raoult D, Socolovschi C, Hersh AL (2012). Bartonella vinsonii Endocarditis in an Adolescent with Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 31(3), 228.
  2. Byington CL, Bender JM, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Korgenski K, Daly J, Christenson JC, Adderson E (2008). Tularemia with vesicular skin lesions may be mistaken for infection with herpes viruses. Clin Infect Dis, 47(1), e4-6.
  3. Graham PL, Ampofo K, Saiman L (2002). Linezolid treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium ventriculitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 21(8), 798-800.
  4. Ampofo K, Graham P, Ratner A, Rajagopalan L, Della-Latta P, Saiman L (2001). Plesiomonas shigelloides sepsis and splenic abscess in an adolescent with sickle-cell disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 20(12), 1178-9.

Letter

  1. Byington CL, Ampofo K, Korgenski K, Daly J, Pavia AT (2006). Empyema and Viral Illness in UT [Letter to the editor]. Pediatr Infect Dis, 25(9), 854.

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Education History

Type School Degree Country
Professional Medical University of Ghana
Medicine
M.B.B.Ch. Ghana

Career

Institution Description Country
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Surgery Intern/House Officer Ghana
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Department of Pediatrics Medical Officer Ghana
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana Police Service Hospital, 37th General Military Hospital, Department of Pathology Medical Officer Ghana

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