Naana Jumah, BASc MD DPhil FRCSC
Clinician Researcher, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Education and Training:
2014 - Fellowship. University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) - Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
2013 - Residency. University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2008 - M.D. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) - Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2004 - D. Phil. University of Oxford (Oxford, UK) - Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science
2001 - BASc. University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) - Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Naana Jumah combines her rich academic background and training in medicine and engineering to focus her research on Aboriginal women's health, substance use during pregnancy, cervical cancer screening, and the treatment of uterine fibroids.
Dr. Jumah's research and clinical practice focus on Aboriginal health and addiciton in pregnancy in Northwestern Ontario. Through a series of integrated research studies, Dr. Jumah seeks to determine how to organize a model of care that addresses the needs of opiate dependent pregnant women in the region. Ultimately, this research aims to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes by developing a comprehensive and integrated care pathway for women with opiate dependence in pregnancy in Northwestern Ontario. This will include the development of evidence-based guidelines for opiate dependence treatment in pregnancy and postpartum in rural and remote settings, and the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical care pathways that integrate primary care, specilaty referral, psychosocial care and medical management of opiate dependence.
Clinically, Dr. Jumah is examining the use of magnetic resonance guided high intensity focused ultrasound in the treatment of uterine fibroids, while simultaneously advancing the HIFU program at TBRRI, which has one of two clinically available HIFU machines in Canada.
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