Dr. Elizabeth Ofili is a Professor of Medicine, at Morehouse School of Medicine, and a practicing cardiologist with Morehouse Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization, a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Shared Savings Program, that includes Morehouse Healthcare, and Federally Qualified Health Centers across the state of Georgia.
Dr. Ofili is a national and internationally recognized clinician scientist with particular focus on cardiovascular disparities and women’s health. She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), since 1994, with a track record in clinical trials that impact health disparities. In 2002, as president of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), Dr. Ofili led the initiative to implement the landmark African American Heart Failure Trial (AHEFT), whose findings changed practice guidelines for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans. Dr. Ofili also established the ABC Center for Women’s Health and Epidemiology, and currently leads the ABC Cardiovascular Study (CVIS), a practice based research registry that is integrating social determinants and technology innovation to support clinical trials and address health disparities at the point of care.
Dr. Ofili brings her knowledge of health and medicine to technology and innovation. She is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of AccuHealth Technologies Inc., which is “Empowering patient centered care through technology and health coaching”. (www.Myaccuhealth.com)
AccuHealth Technologies holds the patent for “A System and Method for Chronic Illness Care”, and has developed Health 360x platform to support population health and clinical trials.
Dr. Ofili helped to raise over $175 million to fund pioneering research and training infrastructure at Morehouse School of Medicine. She leads multi institutional regional and national networks funded by the National Institutes of Health, to address diversity and inclusion in the biomedical workforce, as well as community engagement to ensure participation of under represented populations in NIH, Foundations, and Industry sponsored research. She serves as multi PI of Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (GaCTSA), the statewide initiative at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia, along with partnering health systems and research organizations. As contact PI of the RCMI Coordinating Center, she works with 18-22 NIMHD funded Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) across fourteen states and territories, to support investigator development, dissemination, and metrics for data standards and evaluation across the consortium.
Dr. Ofili has received over 50 national awards, including “Changing the Face of Medicine: The Rise of America’s Women Physicians” Exhibit at the National Library of Medicine. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Dr. Ofili currently serves as Membership Chair of Medicine and Subspecialties, Dermatology and Pathology, the largest member section in the National Academy of Medicine.