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photo Oladipupo Olafiranye, MD MS


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Office: UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, Suite A346.2
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Administrative Assistant:
Tina Furlano
Phone: 412-802-3131
Education and Training
MBChB, Medicine and Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, 2001
MS, Clinical and Translational Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Residency, Internal Medicine, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, New York, 2009
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, New York, 2012
Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh Prebyterian Hospital, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Olafiranye has a broad background in clinical research, with specific training in translational and health disparity research. His early research work was focused on characterizing measures of vascular/endothelial function, arterial wave reflection, and subclinical atherosclerosis as surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease, particularly in racial/ethnic minority populations. As an interventional cardiologist and a scholar of NIH/NHLBI program for emergency care research, his current research interests revolve around understanding ischemia-reperfusion injury and mechanism of protection by remote ischemic conditioning. This research focuses on: 1) understanding ischemia-reperfusion injury in the heart and the kidney in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary artery disease; 2) understanding the mechanisms by which remote ischemic conditioning mitigate myocardial ischemia and contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention; and 3) use of remote ischemic conditioning as a model for personized application of emerging therapies to reduce cardiovascular disease adverse outcomes across racial groups. Dr. Olafiranye have more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstract presentations at national and internationational conferences, including over 20 first or senior authorship manuscripts.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Olafiranye has a special interest in the care of patients with coronary artery disease using the latest medical and interventional therapies.
Educational Interest
Dr. Olafiranye has a special interest in basics of acute coronary syndromes including emerging medical and interventional therapies for this condition.
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Selected Publications:
Olafiranye O, Vlachos H, Mulukutla S, Marroquin O,, Selzer F,, Kelsey S, Williams DO, Strollo PJ, Reis SE, Lee JS, Smith C. Long-term Outcomes after Drug-Eluting Stent and Bare-Metal Stent Use in Blacks and Whites: A Report from NHLBI Dynamic Registry. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015; 184C: 79-85.
Martin-Gill C, Wayne M, Guyette FX, Olafiranye O, Toma C. Feasibility of Remote Ischemic Peri-conditioning during Air Medical Transport of STEMI Patients. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016; 20(1): 82-9.
Olafiranye O, Hostler D, Winger DG, Wang L, Reis SE. Effect of aspirin on acute changes in peripheral arterial stiffness and endothelial function following exertional heat stress in firefighters: the factorial group results of Enhanced Firefighter Rehab Trial. Vascular Medicine. 2015; 20(3): 230-6.
Olafiranye O, Kip KE, Rhinehart Z, Mulukutla SR, Aiyer A, Strollo PJ, Reis SE. Impact of race and obesity on association of sleep apnea with peripheral endothelial dysfunction in US adults: results from Heart SCORE study. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015; 201: 476-478.
Olafiranye O, Reis S, Strollo PJ. Sleep Apnea and Subclinical Myocardial Injury: where do we stand?. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 2013; 188(2): 1394-5.
Olafiranye O, Akinboboye O, Mitchell JE, Ogedegbe O, Jean-Louis G. Obstructive Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease in Blacks: A call to Action from Association of Black Cardiologist. American Heart Journal. 2013; 165(4): 468-76.
Olafiranye O, Hochreiter CA, Borer JS, Supino PG, Herrold EM, Budzikowski AS, Hai OY, Bouraad D, Kligfield PD, Girardi LN, Krieger KH, Isom OW. Non-ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Prognostic Value of Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia after Mitral Valve Surgery. Cardiology. 2013; 124: 108-115.
Olafiranye O, Jean-Louis G, Zizi F. Management of hypertension in patients with coronary heart disease. International Journal of Hypertension. 2011; 2011: 653903.
Olafiranye O, Salciccioli L, Kamran H, Mansoor A, John G, Kral GA, Qureshi G, Rosenblum LA, Lazar J. Harmonic analysis of non-invasively determined aortic pressure waveform of healthy Bonnet macaques. Journal of American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. 2011; 50(1): 79-83.
Olafiranye O, Qureshi G, Salciccioli L, Weber M, Lazar J. Association of beta blocker with increased aortic wave reflection. Journal of American Society of Hypertension. 2008; 2(2): 64-69.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Preconception and prenatal stress effects on cardiovascular disease risk in black women
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Grant Number: R01 HL157787
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2025
Title: Biochemical and Reno-Protective Effects of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R21 DK113486
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2020
Notable Achievements
Top 40 Healthcare Professionals Under 40, 2014
Galal M. Ziady Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2014
First Place: Academy of Medicine of Richmond Research Award, 2012
First Place: Dr. Jay Brown Fellows Abstract Competition, 2011
First Place: American College of Physician Associate Research Competition Award, New York, 2008
First Place: Clinical Research Competition Award, SUNY Health Science Center, 2007
Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, SUNY Health Science Center, 2009