Dr. Samuel Selasie Mortoti is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and a Cardiologist at the OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute (Peoria, IL).
He has risen through the ranks in his field of practice, having practiced as a cardiologist in many facilities in the United States including the Cardiology Associates of Jonesboro (Paragould, AR; from2015 to 2018), Newport Cardiology Clinic (Newport, AR; 2013 to 2015), and has over his period of practice, gained a great depth of knowledge through experiential learning and also through the acquisition of various certifications in pursuance of being amongst the most qualified in his field of work.
He has a post-graduate Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease from the Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC., and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists. Also, he holds Diplomate certificates in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and Diplomas from the National Board of Echocardiography, and Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.
He has been invited to give numerous lectures to share the knowledge he has gathered over his years of practicing as a cardiologist, notable of which are; Guest Lecturer: Environmental pollutants and cardiovascular disease. Department of Environmental Science, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Keynote speaker: Symposium on Socio-cultural Issues in Healthcare for Healthcare Practitioners. Department of Communication Arts, Valdosta State University, GA.
Dr. Mortoti is the recipient of many awards including the Best faculty award, Cardiology Fellowship program, and University of Illinois College of Medicine. Scholar’s Award, American Federation of Medical Research meeting in Washington, DC, amongst others.
He has also contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in his field having authored or co-authored a great number of publications on the subject of Cardiology and the associated complications, and novel approaches to managing the same. One of his publications - Stress-induced left ventricular ejection fraction augmentation during gated single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging has no survival advantage (co-authored with Isaac Opoku-Asare, MD, Thaslim Kassim, MD, Peter Kokkinos, Ph.D., Erin Goheen, PA, Gregory Trachiotis, MD and Rebecca Churn, and Michael Greenberg, MD.) - won a Scholar’s Award at the American Federation of Medical Research meeting in Washington, DC, in April of 2011.
As an ardent lover of philanthropy, he is Co-president of the Volta Health Network, Ghana. This organisation provided multispecialty medical care to underserved populations in and around the town of Keta, in the Volta Region of Ghana.
Ghanaian Society of Cardiology - 5th Annual General and Scientific Meeting