Dr. Abimbola Saka


Affiliations: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Project Lead , Case Manager , Project Lead , Case Manager

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Brief Bio:

Upon graduation from Washington University of health and sciences, I completed a year postgraduate work experience in Internal Medicine and Surgery and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities. The opportunity to rotate in various countries as a medical student facilitated my interest in patient care improvement through efficient healthcare measures and policies. My goal is to enhance patient care through the implementation of patient centred health measures and policies. As a Translational Researcher, I intend not to only research and address current health measures and policies but also provide alternatives that may enhance the management of various health issues. 

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This project examines the barriers and potential challenges in implementing medical innovations and the possible preemptive measures that can be addressed early to increase the uptake of life-saving medical innovations. We consider the importance of appropriate, timely, and user-defined implementation techniques as a critical component of the successful uptake of medical innovations, and use the uptake of transcatheter valve replacement therapy (TAVR)–an alternative life-saving intervention for patients at risk for surgical complications–in Ontario Canada as the practical case study of the challenges and potential instructive opportunities to establish best practices for systematic and effective innovation uptake.

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