PUBLISHED RESEARCH

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

CURRENT PROGRAMS (IN GREEN)

ANESTHESIOLOGY

The journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc 

Kybele’s article on establishing practice guidelines in Armenia made the front cover of Anesthesiology, published by The American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. August 2017

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2022

•  Owen MD, Ismail HM, Goodman D, Batakji M, Kim SM, Olufolabi A, et al. (2022)   Use of WhatsApp messaging technology to strengthen obstetric referrals in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana: Findings from a feasibility study.  PLoS ONE 17(4): e0266932.

2021

•  M. D. Owen, A.L. Cassidy, A.D. Weeks.  Why are women still dying from obstetric hemorrhage? A narrative review of perspectives from high and low resource settings.  (2021) International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 46 (2021) 102982.

2020

•  Stephanie Bogdewic, Rohit Ramaswamy, David M. Goodman, Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, Sebnem Ucer, Medge D. Owen.  The cost-effectiveness of a program to reduce intrapartum and neonatal mortality in a referral hospital in Ghana.  (2020) PLoS ONE 15(11): e0242170. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242170.

•  Medge D. Owen, Elizabeth Colburn, Cecilia Tetteh, and Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh.  Postnatal care education in health facilities in Accra, Ghana: perspectives of mothers and providers BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. (2020) 20:664.

• A Matei, Mohammed Mouhajer, Harry Tontoh, Nelson Ampah, Elizabeth M. Quartson, Ronald B. George, Heather Scott and Vernon H. Ross. Implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist in a West African teaching hospital: a quality improvement initiative. Update in Anesthesia Volume 35 (February 2020) 

• Kimberly P. Brathwaite, Fiona Bryce, Laurel B. Moyer, Cyril Engmann, Nana A.Y. Twum-Danso, Beena D. Kamath-Rayne, Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, Sebnem Ucer, Richard O. Boadu, Medge D. Owen. Evaluation of two newborn resuscitation training strategies in regional hospitals in Ghana. Resuscitation Plus 1-2 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resplu.2020.100001

• Caitlin R. Williams, Stephanie Bogdewic, Medge D. Owen, Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, and Rohit Ramaswamy. A protocol for evaluating a multi-level implementation theory to scale-up obstetric triage in referral hospitals in Ghana. Implementation Science (2020) 15:31 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-020-00992-2

2019

• Erin Pfeiffer, Medge Owen, Christie Pettitt-Schieber, Romeck Van Zeijl, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Adeyemi Olufolabi and Rohit Ramaswamy. Building health system capacity to improve maternal and newborn care: a pilot leadership program for frontline staff at a tertiary hospital in Ghana. BMC Medical Education (2019) 19:52 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1463-8

• Shahla Y. Namak, Aleksandra Vejnović, Tihomir R. Vejnović, Justin B. Moore, Julienne K. Kirk. Change in Knowledge and Preferred Scenario Responses After Completion of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Course in Serbia.  Family Medicine (Nov-Dec 2019) 51:10.

2018

• Kallam, B., Pettitt-Schieber, C., Owen, M., Agyare Asante, R., Darko, E., Ramaswamy, R. (2018). Implementation science in low-resource settings: using the interactive systems framework to improve hand hygiene in a tertiary hospital in Ghana. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 1-7 doi 10.1093/intqhc/mzy111 with the International Society for Quality in Health Care.

• David M. Goodman, Emmanuel K Srofenyoh, Rohit Ramaswamy, Fiona Bryce, Liz Floyd, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Cecilia Tetteh, Medge D. Owen. Addressing the third delay: implementing a novel obstetric triage system in Ghana. BMJ Global Health 2018, 3:e000623 doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-00062.

• Liz Floyd, Fiona Bryce, Rohit Ramaswamy, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, David Goodman, Nancy Pearson, Kerry Morgan, Cecilla Tetteh, Victoria Ahwireng, Medge Owen. The Introduction of a Midwife-led Obstetric Triage System Into a Regional Referral Hospital in Ghana. Midwifery 61 (2018) 45–52. 0266-6138/ © February 2018 Elsevier Ltd.

2017

• Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf Habib, Medge Owen. Establishing Obstetric Anesthesiology Practice Guidelines in the Republic of Armenia. Copyright August 2017 The American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Anesthesiology; August 2017; 127:220-6

•  Ivan Velickovic, Borislava Pujic, Charles W. Baysinger, and Curtis L. Baysinger. Continuous Spinal Anesthesia for Obstetric Anesthesia and Analgesia. Frontiers in Medicine. (August 2017) 

• Supplement: Armenian Guidelines English Translation (with permission) D.L. Melkonyan, PhD; A.V. Amroyan, MD, PhD; A.F.Varosyan DEAA, MD, PhD; A.S. Gnuni, S.; S.P. Barseghyan; L. L. Danielyan; G.H. Gharibyan; A.H. Minasyan. The Practical Guide to Anesthesiology in Obstetrics. Armenian Society of Anesthesiologists and Intensive Care Specialists. English Translation by Aelita Sargsyan, Armenian Relief Fund.  2015

• David Goodman, Rohit Ramaswamy, Marc Jeuland, Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, Cyril Engmann, Adeyemi J. Olufolabi, Medge Owen.  The Cost Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Program to Reduce Maternal and Fetal Mortality in a Regional Referral Hospital in Accra, Ghana. PLOS ONE | https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180929. July 14, 2017.

• David Goodman, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Sung Min Kim, Medge Owen. The third delay: understanding waiting time for obstetric referrals at a large regional hospital in Ghana. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017) 17:216. DOI 10.1186/s12884-017-1407-4

• Curtis Baysinger, Borislava Pujic, Ivan Velickovic, Medge D. Owen, Joanna Serafin, Matthew S. Shotwell, Ferne Braveman. Increasing Regional Anesthesia Use in a Serbian Teaching Hospital through and International CollaborationFrontiers in Public Health. June 2017; Volume 5, Article 134.

• Melissa G. Potisek, David M. Hatch, Evans Atito-Narh, Jerry Agudogo, Adeyemi J. Olufolabi, Michael Rieker, Holly A. Muir, Medge D. Owen.  Where Are They Now? Evolution of a Nurse Anesthesia Training School. Frontiers in Public Health. April 13, 2017.  doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00078

2016

• Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, Nicholas J. Kassebaum, David M. Goodman, Adeyemi J. Olufolabi, Medge D. Owen.  Measuring the impact of a quality improvement collaboration to decrease maternal mortality in a Ghanaian regional hospital.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 134 (2016) 181-185.

• Rohit Ramaswamy, Brianne Kallam, Dragicia Kopic, Borislava Pujic, Medge Owen.  Global health partnerships: building multi-national collaborations to achieve lasting improvements in maternal and neonatal health.  Globalization and Health. (2016) 12:22.  DOI 10.1186/s12992-016-0159-7

• Medge Owen.  So Easy, So Hard.  Mind to Mind – Creative writing that explores the abstract side of our profession and our lives.  Anesthesiology, V XXX:00-00.  Permission to reprint granted to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. and Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

• D.M. Hatch, E. Atito-Narh, E.J. Herschmiller, A.J. Olufolabi, M.D. Owen.  Refractory status epilepticus after inadvertent intrathecal injection of tranexamic acid treated by magnesium sulfate.  International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (2016) 26, 71-82.

2015

• Rohit Ramaswamy, Grad Dipl, Sarah Iracane, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Fiona Bryce, Liz Floyd, Brianne Kallam, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Romeck Van Zeyl, Medge Owen.  Transforming Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Tertiary Hospitals in Ghana: An Integrated Approach for Systems Change.  Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.  October 2015.  Page 905-914.

• Onyi Onuoh, Rohit Ramaswamy, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Sung Kim, Medge Owen.  The effects of resource improvement on decision-to-delivery times for cesarean deliveries in a Ghanaian regional hospital.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  April 2015.  IJG-08339; No of Pages 5.

• Adyemi Olufolabi, Evans Atito-Narh, Millicent Eshun, Vernon Ross, Holly Muir, Medge Owen.  Teaching Neuraxial Anesthesia Techniques for Obstetric Care in a Ghanaian Referral Hospital: Achievements and Obstacles.  Article – International Anesthesia Research Society.  June 2015, Volume 120, Number 6.  Page 1317-1322.

• Anthony Reed, Jesse Musokota Mumba, Robert Dyer.  A Spotlight on Obstetric Anesthesia in the Developing World:  Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves.  Editorial – International Anesthesia Research Society. Anesthesia-Analgeisa.org.  June 2015, Volume 120, Number 6.  Page 1179-1181.

• T Anabah, A Olufolabi, J Boyd, R George.  Low-dose spinal anaesthesia provides labour analgesia and does not limit ambulation.  Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2015; 21(1):27-30.  ISSN 2220-1181.

2014

• Liz Floyd, Nicole Coulter, Susana Asamoah, Rebecca Agyare-Asanto.  Women’s views and experience of their maternity care at a referral hospital in Ghana.  African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, October-December 2014. Volume 8, No. 4.

• B.S. Kodali, D.K. Jagannathan, M.D. Owen.  Establishing an Obstetric Neuraxial Service in Low-Resource Areas.  International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.  June, 2014. 

2013

• Nino Ninidze, Sarah Bodin, Thomas Ivester, Lisa Councilman, Brittany Clyne, Medge Owen.  Advancing obstetric anesthesia practices in Georgia through clinical education and quality improvement methodologies.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  IJG – 07490.

• Liz Floyd. Helping midwives in Ghana to reduce maternal mortality.  African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, January – March 2013, Vol 7, No. 1.

2012

• Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Thomas Ivester, Cyril Engmann, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Laurel Bookman, Medge Owen.  Advancing obstetric and neonatal care in a regional hospital in Ghana via continuous quality improvement.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 116 (2012) 17-21.

2010

• Laurel Bookman, Cyril Engmann, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, Medge Owen, Greg Randolph, Wayne Price and Pierre Barker.  Educational Impact of a Hospital-based Neonatal Resuscitation Program in Ghana.  Resuscitation – RESUS-D-1000072R1.

• Cyril Engmann, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Medge Owen.  Multidisciplinary Team Partnerships to Improve Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes:  The Kybele Experience.  International Anesthesiology Clinics; Volume 48, Number 2, 109-122.  2010.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

2009

• Kopic D, Sedensky M, Owen MD, The impact of a teaching program on obstetric anesthesia practices in Croatia International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (2009) 18,4-9;doi:10.1016/j.ijoa.2008.04.007

• Howell, PR.  Supporting the evolution of obstetric anaesthesia through outreach programs.  Editorial.  International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (2009) 18,1-3;doi:10.1016/j.ijoa.2008.09.003

• Enweronu-Laryea C, Engmann C, Osafo A, Bose C.  Evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy for teaching neonatal resuscitation in West Africa.  Resuscitation 80 (2009) 1308-1311.

BOOKS AND BOOKS CHAPTERS
BOOKS:

• Şükran Ş, Owen MD. (eds.) Doğumda Analjezi Sezaryende Anestezi.  Bursa, Turkey Medyay Kitabevi 2018.

• Şahin Ş, Owen MD (eds.) Ağrisiz Doğum ve Sezaryende Anestezi. Bursa, Turkey: Nobel & Güneş Tip Kitabevi 2006.

BOOKS CHAPTERS:

• Owen M, Akinc H. Planning a Mission, Fundraising and Building a Team.  In: The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health: A Comprehensive Guide. 1st edition, Eds. Ram Roth,  Elizabeth A.M. Frost, Clifford Gevirtz, Carrie L.H. Atcheson, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2015 pages 59-84. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-09423-6_5

• Baysinger CL, Velickovic I, and McQueen KAK. Perioperative Follow-Up and Quality Maintenance. In: The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health: A Comprehensive Guide. 1st edition, Eds. Ram Roth,  Elizabeth A.M. Frost, Clifford Gevirtz, Carrie L.H. Atcheson, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2015 pages 59-84. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-09423-6_5

• Turpie F, George RB. Women’s Rights to Pain Relief After Surgery and Labor Analgesia. In: The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health: A Comprehensive Guide. 1st edition, Eds. Ram Roth,  Elizabeth A.M. Frost, Clifford Gevirtz, Carrie L.H. Atcheson, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2015 pages 59-84. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-09423-6_5

•  Muir H, Owen M. Global Perspective on Obstetric Anesthesia.  In: Suresh M, Segal S, Preston R (eds.) Shnider & Levinson’s Anesthesia for Obstetrics, 5th Edition. 2013, 750-64.

•  Rittrof R, Magoma M, Filippi V, Owen MD. Global Issues in Maternal Health. In: Powrie R, Greene MF, Camann W (eds.) DeSwiet’s Textbook of Obstetric Medicine 2010, 599-605.

•  Owen MD, Şahin Ş. Obstetric Anaesthesia practices in Turkey. In: Reynolds F (ed.) Regional Analgesia in Obstetrics: A Millennium Update. London: Springer Verlag, 2000, pp.  59-64.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

2017

• Curtis Baysinger, Ivan Velickovic, Craig Palmer, Borislave Pujic, Ferne Braveman, Medge Owen.  Process Change and Anesthesia Trainee Instruction Improve Obstetric Anesthesia Care in a Serbian Obstetric Hospital: A Report of an On-going International Collaboration.  SOAP 2017 Abstract # SAT-12.  May 2017

•  Margaret Casey, Vernon Ross, Anca Matei, Ron George, Heather Scott, Harry Tanto. Implementation of WHO Safe Surgical Checklist in a West African Teaching Hospital.  SOAP 2017 Abstract # F-53.  May 2017

•  Ivan Velickovic, Joanna Serafin, Jeremy Weedon, Curtis Baysinger.  Anesthesiologist/Obstretician Combinations Influence Choice of Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery in a Serbian Obstetric Hospital.  SOAP 2017 Abstract # F-32.  May 2017

• Borislava Pujic, Ivan Velickovic, Curtis Baysinger, Ferne Braveman, Craig Palmer, Medge Owen. Neuraxial and Narcotic Analgesia for Labor; Effects of Administrative Mandates on Availability and Use in a Serbian Obstetric Hospital.  SOAP 2017 Abstract # T-55.  May 2017

•  David Goodman, Rohit Ramaswamy, Mark Jeuland, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Cyril Engmann, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Medge Owen.  Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of an Integrated Program to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Ghana.  Annals of Global Health, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2017.  Women’s Health is Global Health – Issues Across the Lifespan.  January – February 2017: 193-207.  Abstract # 2.016_WOM

•  Medge Owen, David Goodman, Erin Pfeiffer, Rohit Ramaswamy, Adeyemi Olufolabi, Cecilia Tetteh, Emmanuel Srofenyoh. The Impact of a Triage System Designed to Reduce Waiting Time and Prioritize Care for High-Risk Obstetric Patients in a Ghanain Regional Hospital.  Annals of Global Health, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2017. Health Systems and Human Resources. January – February 2017: 117-155. Abstract # 2.025_HHR 

•  Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf Habib, Medge Owen. Obstetric anesthesia in Armenia: progress over an eight year journey.  SOAP 2015 Abstract F-28.

2016

•  Baysinger C, Pujic B, Serafin J, Shotwell M, Owen M, Velickovic I. Individual anesthesiologist use of regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery in a Serbian obstetric hospital. American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2016 (poster presentation) A3024.

•  Bamber A, Washburn L, Owen M, Lambeth C. Improving hand hygiene among physicians and nurses in the NICU in Armenia through a multimodal hand hygiene strategy. International Health Conference 2016, King’s College London, England June 20-22, 2016  (poster presentation).

•  Brathwaite KP, Owen M, Kamath-Rayne B, Moyer L. Resuscitation training and neonatal outcomes at a referral hospital in Ghana. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 30-May 3 2016 (Poster presentation) Pub#:2842.350.

•  Goodman DM, Floyd L, Bryce F, Ramaswamy R, Srofenyoh E, Owen M. Implementing a triage system to reduce waiting time and prioritize care for high-risk obstetric patients in a Ghanaian regional hospitalSOAP 48th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 18-22, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract SA-37

•  Goodman DA, Ramaswamy R, Jeuland M, Srofenyoh E, Engmann C, Owen M. The cost effectiveness of a quality improvement program to reduce maternal mortality in a West African regional hospital. SOAP 48th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 18-22, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract SA-38.

• Hatch DM, Potisek MG, Brennan K, Atito-Narh E, Olufolabi A, Owen M. Where are they now? A survey of the graduates of nurse anesthesia training school at Ridge Regional Hospital in Ghana. SOAP 48th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 18-22, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract SA-39.

•  Pujic B, Owen M, Baysinger C, Shotwell MS, Serafin J, Velickovic I. The influence of an international teaching program on the use of neuraxial analgesia for labor and regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery in a Serbian obstetric hospital. SOAP 48th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 18-22, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract SA-40.

•  Velickovic I, Pujic B, Owen M, Shotwell MS, Serafin J, Baysinger C. The influence of an individual obstetrician on the use of regional anesthesia for cesarean section in a Serbian obstetric hospital. SOAP 48th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 18-22, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract SA-41.

• Baysinger C, Pujic B, Serafin J, Shotwell M, Owen M, Velickovic I. Individual anesthesiologist use of regional anesthesia for cesarean delivery in a Serbian obstetric hospital. SOAP 48th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, May 18-22, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract SA-43.

• Owen MD, Floyd E, Bryce F, Ramaswamy R, Pearson N, Morgan K, Kim SM, Ucer S, Tettah C, Srofenyoh EK. Implemention of a triage system to reduce wait time and prioritize care for high-risk obstetric patients in a regional hospital in Accra, Ghana. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 7th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 8-11, 2016 (Oral presentation) Abstract 16. Published in The Lancet Global Health April 2016.

•  Ramaswamy R, Kallam B, Srofenyoh E, Owen M. Multi-tiered quality improvement strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal death in complex delivery systems in Ghana. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 7th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 8-11, 2016 (Oral presentation) Abstract 24. Published in The Lancet Global Health April 2016.

• Hawley C, Bray E, Unal J, Barto B, Lovell C, Lovell P, Barto S, Hawley R, Owen M. The Bridge Project: Linking US to Ghanaian children to foster service and education. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 7th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 8-11, 2016 (Poster presentation) Abstract:2.021_MDG.

2015

•  Velickovic IA, Pujic B, Baysinger C, Braveman FR, Owen MD. The Influence of an International Teaching Program on the Use of Regional Anesthesia for Cesarean Section in a Serbian Obstetric Hospital, The American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 24-28, 2015 (Poster presentation) A3124

•  Yuill G, Amroyan A, Millar S, Vardapetyan E, Habib H, Owen M. Obstetric anesthesia in Armenia: progress over an eight year journey.  SOAP 47th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, May 13-17, 2015 (Poster presentation) Abstract F-28.

•  Baysinger B, Velickovic I, Pujic B, Braveman F, Owen M. A survey of Serbian anesthesiologists’ use of regional anesthesia for labor analgesia and cesarean delivery. SOAP 47th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, May 13-17, 2015 (Poster presentation) Abstract S-15.

•  Velickovic I, Pujic B, Baysinger C, Braveman F, Owen M. The Influence of an International Teaching Program on the Use of Regional Anesthesia for Cesarean Section in a Serbian Obstetric Hospital. SOAP 47th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, May 13-17, 2015 (Poster presentation) Abstract S-27.

• Hatch D, Owen M, Herschmiller E, Atito-Narh E, Olufolabi A.  Novel use of Magnesium to treat Refractory Status Epilepticus after accidental intrathecal injection of tranexamic acid.  SOAP 47th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, May 13-17, 2015 (Poster presentation) Abstract S-16.

• Mauritz A, Olufolabi A, Srofenyoh E, Owen M, Ntiamoah E. Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Ghana: Is an Obstetric Early Warning System the answer? SOAP 47th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, May 13-17, 2015 (Poster presentation) Abstract T-01.

• Herschmiller E, Hatch D, Owen M, Atito-Narh E, Olufolabi A. Refractory status epilepticus after inadvertent intrathecal injection of tranexamic acid treated by magnesium sulfate therapy. ASRA 40th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 14-16, 2015 (Poster presentation) Abstract 229.

2014

• Ramaswamy R, Owen M, Srofenyoh E. Building integrated clinical and operational capacity to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality at Ridge Regional Hospital at Accra, Ghana. Annals of Global Health 2014;80(3):192.

• Velickovic I, Pujic B, Baysinger C, Owen M. The Influence of an international teaching  program on the use of regional anesthesia for cesarean section in a Serbian obstetric hospital over a two year period. Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 46th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 14-18, 2014 (Poster presentation), S-61.

• Ramaswamy R, Owen M, Srofenyoh E. Building integrated clinical and operational capacity to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality at Ridge Regional Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 5th Annual Global Health Conference, Washington DC, May 10-12, 2014 (Poster presentation) PO02.106.

2013

• Pujic B, Velickovic I, Baysinger C, Owen M. The influence of an international teaching program on the use of regional anesthesia for cesarean section in a Serbian obstetric Hospital.  American Society of Anesthesiology, San Francisco, CA, October 12-16, 2013 (Poster presentation)  A4141. (10/15/13)

• Srofenyoh E, Owen M, Olufolabi A. Measuring performance of a continuous quality improvement program designed to reduce maternal mortality in a regional referral institution in Ghana. Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 45th Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2013. Abstract#BP4 (oral presentation-best paper session)

• Pujic B, Velickovic  I, Baysinger C, Owen M. Regional Anesthesia for Caesarean Section in a Serbian Obstetric Hospital Before and After a Collaborative Teaching Program. Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 45th Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2013. Abstract#S12 (Poster)

• Onuoha O, Srofenyoh E, Ramaswamy R, Ahiapokpor E, Owen M. The Effect of Resource Improvement on the Decision-to-Delivery and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Time Intervals in a Low-Resource Setting. Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 45th Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2013. Abstract #F36 (Poster – SOAP/Kybele International Outreach Grant)

2011

•  Owen M, Olufolabi A, Ross V, Srofenyoh E, Ivester T, Engmann C. Improving obstetric and neonatal care in Ghana using a multidisciplinary approach and continuous quality improvement. Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology 43th Annual Meeting, Lake Las Vegas, NV, April, 2011. Abstract#144 (oral presentation-best paper session)

2010

•  Engmann CM, Olufolabi A, Srofenyoh E, Owen, M. Multidisciplinary team partnerships to strengthen maternal and neonatal health and improve outcome: The Kybele experience. 138th APHA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2010. Abstract#222067 (poster)

2009

• Owen MD, Olufolabi AJ, Srofenyoh E, Kumah J, Ross V H, George R, Pilot Program to Introduce Spinal Labor Analgesia in a West African Hospital.  SOAP 2009 Abstract A-49.

• Bookman L, Engmann C, Laryea C, Srofenyoh E, Randolph G, MPH, Owen M, Price W, Barker, P. Establishing a Hospital-based Neonatal Resuscitation Program in Ghana.  Pediatric Academic Societies’: Abstract #750638 [2009] [2505.7]

• Owen MD, Olufolabi AJ, Muir H, Ross VH, Gore-Hickman W, Kumar J. Anesthesia for Cesarean Section at a Tertiary Hospital in Accra, Ghana: The Results of an International Collaboration. SOAP 2009 Abstract A-32.

2008

• Ninidze N, Clyne B, Owen M.  Survey of obstetric anesthesia practices in Georgia.  Anesth Analg 2008; 106:A-127.

• Clyne B, Ninidze N, Owen M.  Regional anesthesia in Georgian obstetrics after Kybele educational program.  Anesth Analg 2008; 106:A-128.

2007

• Kopic DB, Sedensky M, Karelovic D, Balic I, Owen MD.  Regional anesthesia in Croatian obstetrics after Kybele education program.  Anesthesiology 2007; 106:A29.

• Amroyan A, Millar S, Owen MD.  Survey of obstetric anesthesia practices in Armenia.  Anesthesiology 2007; 106:A60.

• Councilman-Gonzalez LM, Clyne BB, Schultz JR, Owen MD. Initiating an obstetric anesthesia collaboration to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in Republic of Georgia.  Anesthesiology 2007; 106:A-222.

• Emweronu-Laryea C, Engmann C, Lu Tsui-shan, M.Sc, Owen MD, Segbefia C, Osafo A, Bose C. Change in Participant Knowledge of Neonatal Resuscitation Following the Introduction of a Neonatal Training Course in Ghana.  Pediatric Academic Societies: Abstract #750824 [2007] [8413.3]

2006

•  Perkovic M, Kopic D, Owen MD, Ujevic A, Perkovic S. Evaluation of Kybele program for Croatia.  Anesthesiology 2006: 104:A49.

2005

•  Oluflabi AJ, Owen MD, Ross VH, Thorp J, Boni F. Initiating an obstetric anesthesia collaboration to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Ghana.  Anesthesiology 2005; 102(1) SOAP A-80.

•  Breen TW, Owen MD, Sahin S, Ucer S, Sedensky MM. Kybele: Obstetric anesthesia outreach to Turkey 2004.  Anesthesiology 2005; 102(1): SOAP A-94.

2004

• Kopic D, Owen MD, Manestar M, Loncaric S. Survey of obstetric anesthesia practices in Croatia. Anesthesiology 2004; 100:A67.

2002

• Owen MD, Sahin S, Uckunkaya N. Research: An innovative tool for initiating an obstetric anesthesia service.  Anesthesiology 2002; 96 (Suppl1): P-3

• Owen MD, Sahin S, Aypar U, James R. Developing outcome measures for obstetric anesthesia education.  Anesthesiology 2002; 96(Suppl1): P-4

PAST PARTICIPANTS

CURRENT PROGRAMS (IN GREEN)

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Kybele has sponsored 41 major in-country medical conferences and has trained hundreds of doctors and nurses. As of December 31, 2018, Kybele programs have enlisted 886 medical volunteers from 86 institutions in 12 countries worldwide from 28 different disciplines including anesthesiologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, internists, nurses and midwifes. Kybele volunteers have donated millions of dollars in educational materials, textbooks, medication and supplies to host countries.

Tables Updated Through 12/31/2018 

Participant nationalities
United States 656 74.0%
England 95 10.7%
Canada 90 10.2%
Scotland 13 1.5%
Germany 8 0.9%
Ghana 7 0.8%
Australia 6 0.7%
Belgium 3 0.3%
Croatia 3 0.3%
Turkey 3 0.3%
Ireland 1 0.1%
Kenya 1 0.1%
886 100.0%
Participants by Speciality
ANESTH 353 40%
OBGYN/MFM 100 11%
NEO/PEDS 44 5%
MIDWIVES 57 6%
NURSING 56 6%
MED/FP/ED 22 2%
CRNA 18 2%
RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS 3 0%
RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS 102 12%
PUBLIC HEALTH/BIOMED/QI 24 3%
BRIDGEPROJECT PARTICIPANTS 37 4%
Other Students 19 2%
Other Specialities 51 6%
886 100%
Top 15 Institutions Represented
Wake Forest 162 18%
Duke University 111 13%
UNC 50 6%
Dalhousie University 48 5
SUNY Downstate 30 3%
Forsyth Medical Center 26 3%
TUFTS 26 3%
Friarage Hospital 25 3%
Univ of Saskatchewan 22 2%
Scott & White Memorial Hosp 19 2%
South Tees Hospitals, NHS Trust 19 2%
Cincinnati Children's Hospital 15 2%
Vanderbilt Univ. 15 2%
Stanford University 11 1%
Mary Birch Hospital 10 1%
589 63%
Participants to Each Country
Armenia 40 5%
Bolivia 4 0.5%
Brazil 10 1%
Croatia 19 2%
Egypt 28 3%
Georgia 20 2%
Georgia and Armenia 12 1%
Georgia and Turkey 11 1%
Ghana 578 65%
Japan 1 0.1%
Moldova 2 0.2%
Mongolia 11 1%
Romania 31 4%
Serbia 55 6%
Serbia and Bosnia 26 3%
Serbia-Bosnia-Macedonia 15 2%
Siberia 1 0%
Turkey 8 1%
Ukraine 1 0%
Vietnam 13 1%
886 100%
Number of Individuals Participating per Year
2003 3
2004 12
2005 14
2006 26
2007 52
2008 59
2009 70
2010 64
2011 50
2012 74
2013 79
2014 60
2015 80
2016 90
2017 73
2018 80
Total 886