Anthony O. Okorodudu, Ph.D., MBA, SC (ASCP), NRCC (TOXI), DABCC, FACB

Anthony O. Okorodudu, Ph.D., MBA, SC (ASCP), NRCC (TOXI), DABCC, FACB

Professor of Pathology
Director, Clinical Chemistry Division & Sample Management and Client Services
Director, UTMB/TDCJ-CMC Laboratory Services
Department of Pathology

University of Texas Medical Branch
John Sealy Annex, 5.158
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0551

Office: (409) 772-3197
Fax: (409) 772-9231
aookorod@utmb.edu

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Anthony O. Okorodudu, Ph.D., MBA, SC (ASCP), NRCC (TOXI), DABCC, FACB

Professional Education

Degree Institution Field of Study Graduation Year
  Appalachian State University, Boone, NC   1975
B.A. Rutger's - The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ Biological Sciences 1977
Ph.D. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ Pathology 1982
M.S. Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX Management, Computing and Systems 1997
M.B.A. Jones Graduate School, Rice University, Houston, TX Management 2007

Honors

2009 Outstanding Leadership Award for Service as Commissioner
Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry
2008 Recipient of 2007-08 Best Clinical Pathology Faculty Award
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2006 Outstanding Leadership Award for Service in the BOD 2004-2006
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2003 Outstanding Leadership Award for Service as HOD Representative to the BOD, 2001-2003
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2002 International Travel Fellowship
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2001 National Role Model Alumnus Award
Minority Access, Inc., Washington, DC
2001 Distinguished Alumni Award
Graduate School of Biomedical Science, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
1999 Outstanding Clinical Chemist Award for 1999
Texas Section of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1996 Past Chairman's Award, Texas Section
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1994 Chairman's Award, Texas Section
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1992 Recipient of the 1991-92 Faculty Teaching Award
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch
1988, 1990 Nominee for the award of Outstanding Scientific Achievement by a Young Investigator
Connecticut Valley Section, American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Professional Affiliations

2008-Present American College of Healthcare Executives
1987-Present American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1990-1996 American Society of Clinical Pathologists
1990-1999 Association of Clinical Scientists
1989-1996 Clinical Laboratory Management Association

Research Interests

Perturbation of intracellular cations in response to drugs/diseases and research and development to support introduction of new diagnostic systems.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Ben Rayana MC, Burnett RW, Covington AK, D'Orazio P, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kulpmann WR, Kuwa K, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AH, Mager G, Naskalski JH, Okorodudu AO, Ritter C, St John A. IFCC guideline for sampling, measuring and reporting ionized magnesium in Plasma International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC): IFCC Scientific Division, Committee on Point of Care Testing. Clin Chem Lab Med.46 (1):21-26, 2008.
  2. Ebose JE, Campbell AA, Okorodudu AO. Electrolytes and pH changes in pre-eclampsic rats. Clinica Chimica Acta 384: 135-140, 2007.
  3. Oladipo OO, Afolabi BB, Okorodudu AO. Plasma total and ultrafiltrable calcium in normal pregnancy, hypertension in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia. Niger Postgrad Med J. 14(3):213-216, 2007.
  4. Salinas G, Daher IN, Okorodudu AO, Ahmad M: B-type natriuretic peptide Is not a marker of ischemia during dobutamine stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 20(1):23-26, 2007.
  5. Tacker DH, Herzog NK, Okorodudu AO. Cocaethylene Affects human microvascular endothelial cell p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase activation and nuclear factor-kappa B DNA-binding activity. Clin Chem 52(10): 1926-1933, 2006.
  6. Ben Rayana MC, Burnett RW, Covington AK, D'Orazio P, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, kataky R, Kulpmann WR, Kuwa K, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AH, Mager G, Naskalski JH, Okorodudu AO, Ritter C, St John A. recommendation for measuring and reporting chloride by ISEs in undiluted serum, plasma or Blood. International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC): IFCC Scientific Division, Committee on Point of Care Testing and Working Group on Selective Electrodes. Clin Chem Lab Med. 44(3):346-352, 2006.
  7. D'Orazio P, Burnett RW, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kuwa K, Kulpmann WR, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AH, Mager G, Naskalski JW, Okorodudu AO. Approved IFCC recommendation on reporting results for blood glucose: International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Scientific Division, Working Group on Selective Electrodes and Point-of-Care Testing (IFCC-SD-WG-SEPOCT). Clin Chem Lab Med. 44(12):1486-90, 2006.
  8. Ben Rayana MC, Burnett RW, Covington AK, D'Orazio P, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kulpmann WR, Kuwa K, Larsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AH, Mager G, Naskalski JH, Okorodudu AO, Ritter C, St John A. Guidelines for sampling, measuring and reporting ionized magnesium in undiluted serum, plasma or blood: International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC): IFCC Scientific Division, Committee on Point of Care Testing. Clin Chem Lab Med.43 (5):564-569, 2005.
  9. Onifade KU, Mohammad AA, Petersen JR, Okorodudu AO. Ionized calcium: Indications and advantages of its measurement. J. Lab Med; 29(4):235-240, 2005.
  10. D’Orazio P, Burnett RW, Fogh-Andersen N, Jacobs E, Kuwa K, Kulpmann WR, Larrsson L, Lewenstam A, Maas AHJ, Mager G, Naskalski JW, Okorodudu AO. Approved IFCC recommendation on reporting results for blood glucose: International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC): IFCC Scientific Division, Committee on Point of Care Testing. Clin Chem 51:1573-1576, 2005.
  11. Tacker DPH, Okorodudu AO. Evidence for injurious effect of cocaethylene in human microvascular endothelial cells. Clinica Chimica Acta 345(1-2): 69-77, 2004.
  12. Ajayi AA, Ogungbade GO, Okorodudu AO. Sex hormone regulation of systemic endothelial and renal microvascular reactivity in type-2 Diabetes: Studies in gonadectomized and sham-operated Zucker diabetic rats. European Journal of Clinical Investigation 34:349-357, 2004.
  13. Wu J, Petersen JR, Mohammad AA, Okorodudu AO. Evaluation of stat-site MHgb reflectance meter using hemosite for POC hemoglobin measurement. Point of Care 2(1):8-11, 2003.
  14. Petersen JR, Okorodudu AO, Mohammad AA, Payne DA. Capillary electrophoresis and its application in the clinical laboratory. Clin Chim Acta. 330 (1-2):1-30, 2003.
  15. Glew RH, Kassam HA, Bhanji RA, Okorodudu AO, VanderJagt DJ. Serum lipid profiles and risk of cardiovascular disease in three different male populations in northern Nigeria. J Health, Population and Nutrition. 20(2):166-74, 2002.
  16. DeHoyos DR, Mann P, Okorodudu AO, Mohammad AA, Petersen JR. Development of a website for a decentralized point of care testing program. Journal of Point of Care Testing 1(2): 63-70, 2002.
  17. VanderJagt DJ, Shores J, Okorodudu AO, Okolo SN, Glew RH. Hypocholesterolemia in Nigerian children with sickle cell disease. J Trop Pediatr 48(3): 156-161, 2002.
  18. Okorodudu AO, Jacobs E, Fogh-Andersen N. Critical care testing in the new millennium: the integration of point of care testing. Clin Chim Acta 307: 1-2, 2001.
  19. Yuoh CM, Eghetany MT, Petersen JR, Mohammad A, Okorodudu AO. Accuracy and precision of point of care testing for glucose and prothrombin time at the critical care units. Clin Chim Acta 307:119-123, 2001.
  20. Okorodudu AO, Elghetany MT, Yang H. Role of ionized magnesium in the homeostasis of cell: Intracellular threshold for Mg2+ mobilization in human platelets. Clin Chim Acta 303:147-154, 2001.

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