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Patrick N. Odonkor, MB,ChB

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Anesthesiology Chief for the Cardiothoracic Division



Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-9971


(410) 328-5531

Education and Training


1985-1991: M.B.Ch.B., University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana

1995-1996: Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

1996-1999: Residency, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

1998-1999: Chief Resident,  Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

1999-2000: Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


2000 – 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

2018 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland


1991-1992: House Officer, Department of Pediatrics & Surgery, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana

1992-1995: Medical Officer, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana

Highlighted Publications

  1. Williams B, Wehman B, Mazzeffi M, Odonkor P, Harris RL, Kon Z, Tanaka K. Acute Intracardiac Thrombosis and Pulmonary Thromboembolism After Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Systematic Review of Reported Cases. Anesth Analg. 126(2), 425-434. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002259. PMID: 28682954. 2018
  2. Deshpande SP, Chow JH, Odonkor P, Griffith B, Carr SR. Misadventures of a Pigtail: Case Report of Accidental Insertion of a Chest Tube Into the Left Atrium During Interventional Radiology-Guided Placement. A&A Pract. 11(10), :273-275. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000807. PMID: 29894345. 2018
  3. DiChiacchio L, Singh AK, Lewis B, Zhang T, Hardy N, Pasrija C, Morales D, Odonkor P, Strauss E, Williams B, Deatrick KB, Kaczorowski DJ, Ayares D, Griffith BP, Bartlett ST, Mohiuddin MM. Early experience with preclinical peri-operative cardiac xenograft dysfunction in a single program. Ann Thorac Surg. 109(5), 1357-1361. PMID: 31589847. 2019
  4. Odonkor P, Deshpande S, Malinow A. An Impacted Epidural Catheter. Anesthesiology. 131(3), 664. PMID: 31008765. 2019
  5. Goerlich C, Singh a, Kaczorowski D, Abdullah M, Lewis B, Tatarov I, Hershfeld A, Zhang T, Strauss E, Odonkor P, Williams B, Ayares D, Griffith B, Mohiuddin M. Lack of Human Thrombomodulin Gene Expression in Life Supporting Pig-to-Baboon Cardiac Xenotransplantation Models Accelerate Antibody Mediated Rejection. Transplantation. 104(S3), S635. 2020

Additional Publication Citations

Book Articles/Chapters
Odonkor P, Passannante AN, Rock P. When should pulmonary function tests be performed preoperatively?. Fleischer L, eds. Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology. 3rd ed. Elsevier: Chapter 14. 2013

Research Interests

2005-2006    I participated in a multicenter clinical trial assessing the efficacy and safety of Palonosetron in the                         treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting. This trial was sponsored by Helsinn Healthcare                         SA (Helsinn Healthcare SA Palo-04-06/7)
2005-2007    I participated in a Multicenter, Parallel Group, Comparative, Phase IIIa Trial to Compare the Efficacy,                     Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of Org 25969 in Elderly Subjects. I administered the trial medication                       and took measurements of the effect of the trial drug. This trial was sponsored by Organaon                               Pharmaceuticals
2011-2012    I was the Primary anesthesiologist in Edwards Lifesciences Partner I and II Trial for Transcutaneous                       Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) at the University of Maryland Medical Center
2014-2015    I was the Primary anesthesiologist in University of Maryland participation in COAPT clinical trial for                       Mitral Regurgitation and commercial use of Mitra Clip procedure in management of degenerative                         Mitral Regurgitation
2017             Participation in University of Maryland Program in Cardiac Xenotransplantation. My role has been in                     the perioperative anesthetic management of baboons undergoing cardiac xenotransplantation
2018             Participation in Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement with the Medtronic TMVR System in Patients                     with severe symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation - APOLLO Trial

Awards and Affiliations

1999-2000    Robert Dripps Memorial Award for Outstanding Resident in Anesthesiology,                             Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
2016             Baltimore Top Doctor

Professional Activity

2000    Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
2000    Member, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
2015    Junior Editor, MOCA Minute Committee of the American Board of Anesthesiology
2015    Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Anesthesiology