Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,
The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
Dr. George Ofori-Amanfo is System Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine for the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. He is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric cardiology, and was one of the first double-boarded cardiac critical care doctors.
In Dr. Ofori-Amanfo’s home country, Ghana, he received his MBChB degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He spent the early part of his career as a physician working at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), initially as a house officer and then as a pediatric resident. On a call at the KATH, he spent an entire night at the bedside of an 8-year-old girl suffering a life-threatening asthma attack. The experience intensified Dr. Ofori-Amanfo’s interest in seeking more advanced training in pediatrics, and led him to travel to the U.S.
After completing a pediatric residency at NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York/Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Afori-Amanfo pursued fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine before he was recruited to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, where he worked as a cardiac intensivist. He went on to assume the position of Director of Cardiovascular Inpatient Operations and Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, at Duke University Medical Center. After five years at Duke Children’s Hospital, where he developed cardiac critical care and inpatient cardiovascular services, Dr. Ofori-Amanfo was recruited back to New York as Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center, where he worked until assuming his current role in the Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Ofori-Amanfo has dedicated his career to the care of children here and abroad. He has been part of multiple medical missions dedicated to care of children in Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Kenya and in his native country, Ghana. During the past several years he has focused on teaching and developing critical care services in Ghana, where he has partnered with the KATH to train healthcare professionals in acute care and to develop a high-functioning pediatric intensive care unit. His work continues to have a wide-ranging impact on the lives of children and their families.