Faculty Profile

Olamide Alabi, MD

Olamide Alabi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Surgical Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM

Email

olamide.alabi@emory.edu

Certification

General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2017

Biography

Dr. Alabi received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, trained in general surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California, and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Oregon Health and Science University.

While at OHSU, her growing interest in quality improvement and surgical education was demonstrated by her efforts to decrease inadvertent arterial cannulations during central venous line placement, and to develop a new curriculum via critical evaluation of vascular surgery resident education. 

Dr Alabi's appreciation for multidisciplinary collaboration also began developing at OHSU, and was particularly expressed in her work to improve surgical outcomes in vascular reconstruction during oncologic surgery, and her leadership of several systems-level quality improvement initiatives, including the development of clinical protocols to fast-track endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) at OHSU's aortic center.

At Emory, Dr. Alabi's research efforts began to focus on issues associated with peripheral artery disease (PAD). In 2020, she received two pilot grants, one from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the other from Emory's Health Services Research Center (HSRC). The NHLBI grant is studying disparities in access and treatment for PAD among veterans, while the HSRC study is examining 90-day outcomes following lower extremity revascularization (LER) for PAD using unique data from a Vascular Quality Initiative-linked Medicare database.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Vein Center of the Emory Aesthetic Center

  • Atlanta VA Healthcare System

  • Emory Clinic

Education

  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Class of 2010

  • General Surgery Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2010-2015

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, 2015-2017

Honors and Awards

  • Emory School of Medicine Doctors' Day Recognition, 2020

  • FY19 Top (Platinum) Provider, Physician Group Practice/The Emory Clinic, 2019

  • Teaching Chief Resident of the Year, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2015

  • Vascular Surgery Senior Resident of the Year, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2014

  • Vascular Surgery Junior Resident of the Year, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2012

  • Chancellor's Scholarship, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2006–2010

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • Society for Vascular Surgery

  • American Medical Association

  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Candidate Member

  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

  • Georgia Vascular Society

Clinical Interests

  • Endovascular and open management of complex aortic aneurysm and dissection

  • Mesenteric and renal arterial disease

  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease

  • Lower extremity/peripheral arterial disease

  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease

  • Venous disease

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Vascular reconstructions for oncologic resections

  • Dialysis access

  • Vascular trauma

Research Interests

  • Ensuring quality improvement in surgical care

  • Addressing health equity, particularly disparities in peripheral artery disease and aortic disease, and moving towards evidence based intervention and implementation

  • Improving surgical education by focusing on curriculum development, critical assessment of technical and non-technical skills, and surgical simulation