Amma Twumwa Owusu-Ansah, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dr. Amma Owusu-Ansah’s passion is to improve access to state-of-the-art care for individuals with benign hematologic disorders worldwide, through research, timely translation of novel therapeutics into clinical care, and capacity building. As such, she dedicates 50% of her time and effort engaged in conducting research and capacity-building activities in Ghana, West Africa, in collaboration with other multinational hematologists and scientists. Her current focus is on Sickle Cell Disease.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship-Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency-Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • MD-University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana

Representative Publications

Research Interests

Dr. Owusu-Ansah is involved with the following studies:

  • Plasma surrogates of nrf2 activation, funded by Investigator Research Supplement NHLBI
  • Coordinator (Pittsburgh), Organ Damage in SCD Study, Kumasi, Ghana
  • PI – A phase Ib, dose finding, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of NVX-508 in sickle cell disease. (Performance site – Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.)

Research Grants

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar Hope Grant, September 2017