Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom, MD, MPH

Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

NHLBI Emergency Care K12 Scholar

Mentor: Alan Storrow, MD

​Improving the Screening Performance for an Early ECG to Identify STEMI

Dr. Yiadom is a K12 Emergency Care Scholar in the Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Research Training (VEMRT) program sponsored by National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Her primary training was as a health policy analyst 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, a Masters in Public Health at Harvard, and additional health policy training at Johns Hopkins. 

Her emergency medicine training was completed at Harvard in Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Clinical experiences include: staffing emergency departments on Arizona reservations for the Indian Health Service (IHS); volunteer faculty at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Emergency Deparatment in Kumasi; Ghana and practicing at Cooper University Hospital in the infrastructure, crime and poverty challenged City of Camden, New Jersey. 

She is a physician researcher with interests in patient care process and quality improvement for emergency cardiovascular disease patients. This work includes serving as the Founding Director of the Emergency Department Operations Study Group ( to promote evidence-based clinical operations towards improved patient outcomes. She is married to Ryan Van Cleave. They live in Nashville and have three beautiful daughters: Marialex, Victoria and Jasmine.

Research Description

Improving the Screening Performance for an Early ECG to Identify STEMI