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Akua A. Asante, M.D.

Akua A. Asante, M.D.

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UR Medicine Labs, Pediatrics

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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About Me

Professional Background

Associate Director of the Stem Cell Processing Laboratory since May 2023.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2015 - 2018

Residency, Pediatrics, OSF St. Francis Medical Center. 2013 - 2015

Internship, Pediatrics, OSF St. Francis Medical Center. 2012 - 2013

Education

MD | American University of the Caribbean. 2011

Awards

Department of Pediatrics Dean's Fellowship. 2016 - 2018

American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Diversity Special Interest Group (DISG) travel award. 2016

Children's Hospital of Illinois Advocacy Group Award. 2014

Research

Clinical Trials

Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of the Duration of Therapy for Thrombosis in Children

Lead Researcher: Akua Asante

The Kids-DOTT trial is a randomized controlled clinical trial whose primary objective is to evaluate non-inferiority of shortened-duration (6 weeks) versus conventional-duration (3 months) anticoagulation in children with first-episode ...

Publications

Journal Articles

Platelet-derived ?2M regulates monocyte inflammatory responses.

Hilt ZT, Pariser DN, Ture SK, Mohan A, Quijada P, Asante A, Cameron SJ, Sterling JA, Merkel AR, Johanson AL, Jenkins JL, Small EM, McGrath KE, Palis J, Elliott MR, Morrell CN

JCI insight.. 2019 January 31 Epub 01/31/2019.