Home Institution: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
Fellowship Site: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
Research Topic: The utilization of changes in vital signs to predict adverse events in pregnant women with sickle cell disease in low-resource settings
Dr. Beyuo will spend his fellowship year at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra under the mentorship of Michael R. DeBaun MD-MPH and Samuel A. Oppong MD, FWACS. His research will focus on the utilization of changes in vital signs to predict adverse events in pregnant women with sickle cell disease in low resource settings. Dr. Beyuo is an Ob/Gyn and an obstetric clinical pharmacologist with research interests in medical complications of pregnancy. He holds a BSc. in Medical Science, an MBChB, and a master’s degree in Pharmacology, all from the University of Ghana. He completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology with membership in the Ghana College of Surgery in 2015 and fellowship in the West African College of Surgeons in 2019.
He has practical experience successfully conducting a clinical trial to compare the efficacy of oral metformin and insulin in the management of pregnant women with gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes in Accra. The results of this trial, though preliminary, influenced the way diabetes in pregnancy is managed in Ghana. His long-term research goal is to become an effective physician scientist who will focus on translational research that bridges the gap between therapeutics and obstetrics.