Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
M.S.C.I., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New JerseyM.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MassachusettsA.B., Health Policy, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Research Description
Dr. Yiadom's research focuses on applications of evidence-based medicine to optimize clinical operations function with patient pathophysiology for time sensitive conditions. ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction is her prototype disease. Her work includes clinical process and performance measurement in a diversity of emergency care environments. Her research is supported by a the Doris Duke Foundation and a K23 award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). She is the Founding Director of the ED Operations Study Group (EDOSG,, and Principal Investigator for the Emergency Care Health Services Research Data Coordinating Center (HSR-DCC).
Clinical Description
Dr. Yiadom's emergency medicine training was completed at Harvard in Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. She was first trained in health care policy 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, and as the Dean’s Office Chief of Staff at Drexel Medical School. She completed her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (MD), a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard, additional health policy training at Johns Hopkins, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) at Vanderbilt University.

As Vanderbilt faculty she works in the Vanderbilt University and the Nashville Veteran's Administration hospitals. Prior clinical experiences include: staffing emergency departments on Arizona reservations for the Indian Health Service (IHS); volunteer faculty at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Emergency Department in Kumasi Ghana; and practicing at Cooper University Hospital (Camden, New Jersey)
Research Keywords
clinical operations, cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, heart attack, st-segment elevation myocardial infarction, STEMI.
Yiadom MYAB, McWade CM, Awoonor-Williams K, Appiah-Denkyira E, Moresky RT. Public Health Rationale for Investments in Emergency Medicine in Developing Countries - Ghana as a Case Study. J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2018 Oct; 55(4): 537-43. PMID: 30181077, PII: S0736-4679(18)30739-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.07.021, ISSN: 0736-4679.

Yiadom MYAB, Mumma BE, Baugh CW, Patterson BW, Mills AM, Salazar G, Tanski M, Jenkins CA, Vogus TJ, Miller KF, Jackson BE, Lehmann CU, Dorner SC, West JL, Wang TJ, Collins SP, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Storrow AB, Liu D. Measuring outcome differences associated with STEMI screening and diagnostic performance: a multicentred retrospective cohort study protocol. BMJ Open. 2018 May 5/3/2018; 8(5): e022453. PMID: 29724744, PII: bmjopen-2018-022453, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022453, ISSN: 2044-6055.

Yiadom MYAB, Domenico H, Byrne D, Hasselblad MM, Gatto CL, Kripalani S, Choma N, Tucker S, Wang L, Bhatia MC, Morrison J, Harrell FE, Hartert T, Bernard G. Randomised controlled pragmatic clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of a discharge follow-up phone call on 30-day hospital readmissions: balancing pragmatic and explanatory design considerations. BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 2/14/2018; 8(2): e019600. PMID: 29444787, PMCID: PMC5829894, PII: bmjopen-2017-019600, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019600, ISSN: 2044-6055.

Yiadom MYAB, Baugh CW, Barrett TW, Liu X, Storrow AB, Vogus TJ, Tiwari V, Slovis CM, Russ S, Liu D, . Measuring Emergency Department Acuity. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Jan; 25(1): 65-75. PMID: 28940546, PMCID: PMC5764775, DOI: 10.1111/acem.13319, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Yiadom MYAB, Baugh CW, Jenkins CA, Collins SP, Bhatia MC, Dittus RS, Storrow AB. Change in Care Transition Practice for Patients With Nonspecific Chest Pain After Emergency Department Evaluation 2006 to 2012. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec; 24(12): 1527-30. PMID: 28833882, PMCID: PMC5755372, DOI: 10.1111/acem.13279, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Yiadom MYAB, Liu X, McWade CM, Liu D, Storrow AB, . Acute Coronary Syndrome Screening and Diagnostic Practice Variation. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Jun; 24(6): 701-9. PMID: 28261908, DOI: 10.1111/acem.13184, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Yiadom MY, Baugh CW, McWade CM, Liu X, Song KJ, Patterson BW, Jenkins CA, Tanski M, Mills AM, Salazar G, Wang TJ, Dittus RS, Liu D, Storrow AB. Performance of Emergency Department Screening Criteria for an Early ECG to Identify ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Feb 2/23/2017; 6(3): PMID: 28232323, PMCID: PMC5523988, PII: JAHA.116.003528, DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003528, ISSN: 2047-9980.

Wu WK, Yiadom MY, Collins SP, Self WH, Monahan K. Documentation of HEART score discordance between emergency physician and cardiologist evaluations of ED patients with chest pain. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Jan; 35(1): 132-5. PMID: 27745728, PII: S0735-6757(16)30659-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.09.058, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Yiadom MY, Scheulen J, McWade CM, Augustine JJ. Implementing Data Definition Consistency for Emergency Department Operations Benchmarking and Research. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Jul; 23(7): 796-802. PMID: 27121149, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12988, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Yiadom MY, Greenberg J, Smith HM, Sawyer DB, Liu D, Carlise J, Tortora L, Storrow AB. Diagnostic Utility of Neuregulin for Acute Coronary Syndrome. Dis. Markers [print-electronic]. 2016; 2016: 8025271. PMID: 27110055, PMCID: PMC4823486, DOI: 10.1155/2016/8025271, ISSN: 1875-8630.

Yiadom MY, Ward MJ, Chang AM, Pines JM, Jouriles N, Yealy DM, . Consensus statement on advancing research in emergency department operations and its impact on patient care. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Jun; 22(6): 757-64. PMID: 26014365, PMCID: PMC4724862, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12695, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Yiadom MY, Jarolim P, Jenkins C, Melanson SE, Conrad M, Kosowsky JM. Diagnostic implications of an elevated troponin in the emergency department. Dis. Markers [print-electronic]. 2015; 2015: 157812. PMID: 25960590, PMCID: PMC4415742, DOI: 10.1155/2015/157812, ISSN: 1875-8630.