OLACHI J. Mezu-Ndubuisi, M.D, O.D
2005 – 2013 Clinical Optometrist/Medical Consultant, Aqua Vision Care, Pikesville, MD
2011 – 2013 Neonatology Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008 – 2010 Neonatal Pediatrician, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
2006 – 2008 Neonatology Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2003 – 2006 Pediatrics Residency, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA
1999 – 2003 Doctor of Medicine (M.D), Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
1992 – 1998 Doctor of Optometry (O.D), Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
2011 Licensure, Illinois State Medical Board
2006 Licensure, Maryland Board of Physicians
2004 Licensure, California Board of Physicians
2003 Certification, Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates
2003 Certification, National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)
2003 Licensure, Maryland State Board of Optometry
2003 Licensure, California State Board of Optometry
1999 Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease(TMOD), NBEO
2011 Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
2011 Member, Academic Society of Investigative Pathology (ASIP)
2003 Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP
2003 Member, American Optometry Association (AOA)
2003 Member, Maryland Optometry Association (MOA)
1998 Member, Nigerian Optometric Association, (NOA)
Books/ Book Chapters
Mezu-Ndubuisi O.J, Maheshwari, A. “Minimal Enteral Feeding.” In Nutrition for the Preterm Neonate, Sanjay Patole (Ed). pp. 27-46. Springer Netherlands, 2013. (book chapter)
Mezu Ndubuisi Olachi, A, B, C, Says OlaRose, a children’s book, Black Academy Press Inc. 2009.
Mezu Ndubuisi Olachi, 1,2,3, Says OlaRose, a children’s book, Black Academy Press Inc. 2009.
Mezu Ndubuisi Olachi, Born Early Says OlaRose, The Story of OlaRose and Obiola, The Twin Angels, a children’s book, Black Academy Press Inc. 2009.
Mezu OJ aka Millie Ola, A Dream Come True, a novel, Black Academy Press Inc. 1996 (approved graduate literature text at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD)
Mezu OJ aka Millie Ola, Image of a Soul, a book of poems, Black Academy Press Inc. 1996.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Mezu-Ndubuisi O.J, Agarwal .G, Raghavan A, Pham J T, Ohler KH, Maheshwari A. Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Neonates, a review article. Drugs, May 7, 2012; Volume 72 – Issue 7 – pp 907-916
Mezu KR, Mezu OJ: Comparative Assessment of the Cup to Disc Ratio using digital Imaging vs. Topographic Scanner. In Journal of American Acad. of Optometry 2001: 78(4):32
Mezu OJ, Mezu KR, Okechi A. Pseudo-retinitis Pigmentosa – a case report. In Journal of Nigerian Optometric Association July 1998 edn: 13 –15
Other Literary Publications
Mezu, OJ, The Youth’s Plea. In Collage Magazine, Essex Community College, MD.1992
Mezu, OJ, Inner Tunes, a poem in Literary Anthology, Chicago, 1996 pps. 12-13.
Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi. Review of Common Medical Problems in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). http://www.obiolarosefoundation.org/common-nicu-medical-issues/2009.
Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi; Tips for Parents to Survive the Journey before, during and after the NICU and improve interaction with NICU staff. http://www.obiolarosefoundation.org/nicu-survival-tips-for-parents/2009
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES:
Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Reddy NM, Reddy, SP. Increased Alveolar Surface Area in Neonatal Pups with Acute Lung Injury. Program Number: 254.3. Experimental Biology (EB), Boston, MA.( oral presentation), April 21st, 2013
Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Reddy NM, Wanek J, Teng P, Shahidi M, Reddy SP. (2012).Hyperoxia-induced Retinal Microvasculopathy Correlates with Lung Injury and Inflammation in Neonatal Mice. EB, San Diego, CA. (oral presentation), April 2012
Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Wanek J, Teng P,, Chau FY, Reddy NM, Lin A, Blair NP, Reddy SP, Shahidi M. (2012) Retinal Vascular Oxygen Tension Imaging and Fluorescein Angiography in a Mouse Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity. The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL. (oral presentation) May 2012
Mezu KR, Mezu OJ: Review of Common Visual Disorders: Prevention and Treatment Patterns, a presentation, at 130th Annual meeting of American Public Health Association (APHA), Philadelphia, PA. Nov.11, 2002. (oral presentation)
Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi J.; Reddy NM, Mezu-Nnabue. K, Wanek, Justin; Reddy, S; Shahidi M. Acute lung injury correlates with retinal vascular injury in an in vivo model of retinopathy of prematurity.141st APHA Annual Meeting Abstract, 280050, (poster presentation). Nov. 2-6 , Boston, MA.
Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi J.; Blair, Norman P.; Lin, Amy; Wanek, Justin; Reddy, Narsa M.; Raj, Usha; Reddy, S; Shahidi, M. Variations in Retinal Nuclear Areas in a Neonatal Mouse Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity by Histopathology. Poster no. D0151. ARVO, Seattle, WA, FL. (poster), May 5th, 2013
Mezu-Ndubuisi, Olachi J.; Czech, Reddy, Narsa M, Pangyu T, Wanek Justin; Half-penny. A, Raj, U.; Shahidi M. Reddy, S; Shahidi, Acute Kidney Injury in a Neonatal Mouse Model of Oxygen−Induced Retinopathy Pediatric Academic Societies, . Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), Washington, DC. (poster), Abstract #: 754920, May 6th, 2013.
Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Reddy SP, Shahidi M. In vivo Retinal Vascular Imaging Correlate with Ex vivo Acute Lung and Retinal injuries in a Mouse Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Mead Johnson sponsored Fellow’s conference. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics 80th Perinatal & Developmental Medicine Symposium. “Surfactant Therapy: Past, Present, and Future” June 7-10, 2012. Aspen, Colorado. (poster)
Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Chau FY, Lin A, Wanek J, Reddy NM, Teng P, Raj U, Reddy SP, Shahidi M (2012) In vivo Assessment of Retinal Vascular Abnormalities Correlate with Ex vivo Acute Lung and Retinal injuries in an Experimental Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity. PAS, Boston, MA. (poster), April 2012
Chau FY , Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Reddy NM , Wanek J, Teng P, Blair NP, Reddy SP, Shahidi M. (2012) Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in a Mouse Model of Retinopathy of Prematurity.ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (poster) May 2012
Mezu-Ndubuisi, OJ, Viscardi, RM, Mena, F, Mezu-Nnabue, KR: Effect of Nutrition on the Severity of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). E-abstract. Neonatal Fetal Nutrition Metabolism . E-PAS2007:61442, PAS 2007
Nwaba N. Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Mezu KR: Quality of Life Issues in Sickle Cell. Disease, a presentation at the FDA Science Forum, Washington DC, Sept 2006. (poster)
Mezu-Nwaba N. Mezu-Ndubuisi. OJ. Mezu-Nnabue KR: Improving Quality of Care in Sickle Cell Patients: Key to Managing an Otherwise Painful Disease, poster presentation. At Sickle Cell Disease Association’s (SCDAA) 34th Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, September 25-28, 2006
Mezu-Nnabue KR, Mezu-Ndubuisi OJ, Mezu-Nwaba.N: Treatment Patterns, Quality of Life and Public health Issues in African Americans with Glaucoma, poster presentation. At 134th APHA, November 4-8, 2006
Mezu-Ndubuisi,OJ. Mezu-Nnabue, K: Ocular Myasthenia Gravis –Juvenile Onset Type, poster presentation. At Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference. Denver, Colorado, December 2006
Mezu OJ, Jeroudi. M, Mezu K, Nwaba N: Prevention of Infections in Sickle Cell Disease, a presentation at the annual convention of SCDAA, Inc. Baltimore, MD, September 2005. (poster)
Nwaba N, Mezu-Ndubuisi O., Mezu KR.: Quality of Life Issues in Sickle Cell Disease, a presentation at the Annual Convention of SCDAA, Inc. Dallas, TX September 2005. (poster)
Mezu KR, Mezu OJ: Quality of Issues in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Management; a presentation. At 130th APHA, Philadelphia, PA. Nov.12, 2002 (poster)
2013 Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) Young Investigator’s Research Travel Award, Annual 2013 Conference in Washington, DC
2013 RRF/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Research Award/Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2013, Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
2012 Mead Johnson Fellow’s conference Travel Grant . AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics 80th Perinatal & Developmental Medicine Symposium. June 7-10, Aspen, Colorado.
2012 Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) Young Investigator’s Research Travel Award for Conference in Boston, MA.
2012 FASEB/ MARC ASIP Minority Research Award/ Travel Grant; Experimental Biology Conference, San Diego
2010 Most Compassionate Caregiver Award, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
2006 Guest Speaker Appreciation Award, Alpha Kappa Lamba Sorority, Shreveport, LA Chapter
1998 Valedictorian, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State, Class of 1998
1998 Best Graduating Student, summa cum laude, School of Optometry, Abia State University, Nigeria.
1998 Best Clinician Award, Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA)
1998 First Prize, Dr. Nina Nwaba Optometry award for Excellence
1992 Best Female Student Motivator Award, Nigerian Federation of Catholic Students, Abia State Univ. Uturu, Nigeria
2012 – present Medical Consultant/Grant Writer, Mezu International Foundation (MIF), a 501 (c ) non-profit organization, Pikesville, MD
2007 – present Founder/Director, ObiolaRose Twin Angel Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports parents of premature infants in neonatal intensive care units in need.
2003 Medical Examiner, Medical Mission, Organized Free Health Fair/Screening to 100 indigenes of Ezeogba, Emekuku and Ishiokpo, Ideato North rural communities in Imo State, Nigeria:
2000 Co-ordinator, Ross Catholic Medical Students’ Association, Dominica
1998 Editor-in-Chief, Abia State University School of Optometry Catalog.
1994 – present Editor, Obsession Magazine, an international creative writing journal.
1992 – 1998 President, Legion of Mary Society, Abia State University, Nigeria.