Faculty Profile

Dr. Suzette Olu Busola Oyeku, M.D.,  M.P.H.

Suzette Olu Busola Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Professional Interests

Dr. Oyeku is a general pediatrician and health services researcher. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.  She joined the faculty at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in August 2006. She is Associate Division Chief for Academic Affairs within the division of general pediatrics at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. In this capacity, she oversees a broad array of activities including stewardship of divisional research initiatives and faculty development activities. Since 2008, Dr. Oyeku has served as Co-Director of Pediatric Grand Rounds for the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. (See link: http://www.montekids.org/grandrounds/).

Dr. Oyeku’s clinical activities are focused on providing pediatric primary care and inpatient care at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore . Dr. Oyeku has expertise providing specialized care to children and adolescents with sickle cell disease stemming from her prior role as the sole general pediatrician for children with sickle disease working alongside her hematology colleagues in the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

Dr. Oyeku’s research interests focus on improving quality of care for children with chronic diseases such as sickle cell disease and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Dr. Oyeku has expertise in health services research, implementation science and the use of quality improvement methods to disseminate effective care strategies and improve care and patient outcomes for children with chronic diseases such as sickle cell disease.  She provides strategic leadership to a national collaborative to improve care for individuals with sickle cell disease at fifteen sites across the US.. (http://sicklecell.nichq.org/)

 On a regional and national level, Dr. Oyeku has also served on advisory panels and committees focused on sickle cell disease and improving healthcare quality for children and adolescents. She currently serves as the Treasurer for the Academic Pediatrics Association. She also serves as a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  In addition to her professional activities, she is actively engaged in an ongoing effort to enhance health education and promotion through her local church which also informs health programming for other churches. Dr. Oyeku was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Community Service from Harvard Medical School.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedicine from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. Dr. Oyeku received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Oyeku also completed fellowship training in the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship program at Children’s Hospital Boston. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health.


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