Folafoluwa Odetola

Folafoluwa Olutobi Odetola, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

300 North Ingalls 6C07
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456

Office: 734-615-8418; Fax: 734-264-2599


Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education, Peer-Reviewed Publications


Fola Odetola, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. His research interests focus on the optimization of health care delivery to critically ill and injured children through process evaluation, including health technology assessment within the pediatric critical care unit, and outcomes assessment.

Dr. Odetola earned his medical degree MB.CHB from the College of Health-Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  Dr. Odetola’s graduate medical training included pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also obtained a Masters of Public Health degree in Health Care and Prevention. He is a graduate of the health services research fellowship in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan.


MB, CHB, College of Health-Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1992.
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kuo K, Cornell T, Shanley T, Odetola F, Annich G.
The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.
Perfusion 2013 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Arutyunyan T, Odetola FO.
Airway foreign body: When imaging is not enough.
Clin Pediatr Epub February 21, 2013.

Srinivasan S, Benneyworth B, Garton HJ, Hervey-Jumper SL, Raimer PL, Odetola FO, Han YY.
Intracranial pressure/cerebral perfusion pressure-targeted management of life-threatening intracranial hypertension complicating diabetic ketoacidosis-associated cerebral edema: a case report.
Pediatr Emerg Care 2012; 28:696-8.

Chen JG, Kemper AR, Odetola FO, Cheifetz IM, Turner DA.
Prevalence, characteristics, and opinions of pediatric rapid response teams in the United States.
Hospital Pediatrics 2012; 2:133.

Miller RL, Gebremariam A, Odetola FO.
Pediatric high-impact conditions in the United States: retrospective analysis of hospitalizations and associated resource use.
BMC Pediatrics 2012; 12:61.

Singer K, Subbaiah P, Hutchinson R, Odetola FO, Shanley TP.
Clinical course of sepsis in children with acute leukemia admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011; 12: 649-54.

Odetola FO, Custer JR.
Infections acquired while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Navigating the maze.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011; 12: 353-355.

Odetola FO, Clark SJ, Lamarand KE, Davis MM, Garton HJ.
Intracranial pressure monitoring in childhood meningitis with coma: A national survey of neurosurgeons in the United States.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12: e350-356.

Odetola FO, Gebremariam A, Davis MM.
Comorbid illnesses among critically ill hospitalized children: impact on hospital resource use and mortality, 1997-2006.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2010; 11: 457-463.

Odetola FO, Mann NC, Hansen K, Patrick S, Bratton SL.
Source of admission and outcomes for critically injured children in the mountain states.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2010; 164: 277-282.

Odetola FO.
Assessing the functional status of hospitalized children.
Pediatrics 2009; 124: e163-e165.

Odetola FO, Clark SJ, Gurney JG, Dechert RE, Shanley TP, Freed GL.
Effect of interhospital transfer on resource utilization and outcomes at a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit.
J Crit Care 2009; 24:379-86.

Odetola FO, Davis MM, Cohn LM, Clark SJ.
Interhospital transfer of critically ill and injured children: an evaluation of transfer patterns, resource utilization, and clinical outcomes.
J Hosp Med 2009; 4:164-70.

Kanter RK, Andrake JS, Boeing NM, Callahan J, Cooper A, Lopez-Dwyer CA, Marcin JP, Odetola FO, Ryan AE, Terndrup TE, Tobin JR.
Developing consensus on appropriate standards of disaster care for children.
Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness 2009; 3:27-32.

Odetola FO, Rosenberg AL, Davis MM, Clark SJ, Dechert RE, Shanley TP.
Do outcomes vary according to the source of admission to the pediatric intensive care unit?
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008; 9:20-25.

Odetola FO, Clark SJ, Dechert RE, Shanley TP.
Going back for more: An evaluation of clinical outcomes and characteristics of readmissions to a pediatric intensive care unit.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007; 8:343-347.

Odetola FO, Gebremariam A, Freed GL.
Patient and Hospital Correlates of Clinical Outcomes and Resource-Utilization in Severe Pediatric Sepsis.
Pediatrics 2007; 119: 487-494.

Odetola FO, Shanley TP, Gurney JG, Clark SJ, Dechert RE, Freed GL, Davis MM.
Characteristics and outcomes of interhospital transfers from level II to level I pediatric intensive care units.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2006; 7: 536-540.

Odetola FO, Dechert R, VanDerElzen K, Chenoweth C, Moler FW.
Antimicrobial-impregnated catheters for reducing nosocomial catheter-associated blood stream infections in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Clinical Intensive Care 2006; 17:33-40.

Odetola FO, Tilford JM, Davis MM.
Variation in the Use of Intracranial-Pressure Monitoring and Mortality in Critically Ill Children with Meningitis in the United States.
Pediatrics 2006; 117: 1893-1900.

Odetola FO, Clark SJ, Davis MM.
Growth, development and failure to thrive: Factors that underlie the availability of pediatric critical care facilities in the United States.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2006; 7:70-73.

Bratton SL, Odetola FO, McCollegan J, Cabana MD, Levy FH, Keenan HT.
Regional Variation in ICU Care for Pediatric Patients with Asthma.
J Pediatr 2005; 147:355-361.

Odetola FO, Miller WC, Davis MM, Bratton SL.
The relationship between the location of pediatric intensive care unit facilities and child death from trauma: A county-level ecologic study.
J Pediatr 2005; 147:74-77.

Odetola FO, Clark SJ, Freed GL, Bratton SL, Davis MM.
A National Survey of Pediatric Critical Care Resources in the United States.
Pediatrics 2005; 115: e382-e386.

Odetola FO, Bratton SL.
Characteristics and immediate outcome of childhood meningitis treated in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Intensive care med 2005; 31:92-97.

Odetola FO, Moler FW, Dechert R, VanDerElzen K, Chenoweth C.
Nosocomial catheter-related bloodstream infections in a PICU: Risk and rates associated with various intravascular technologies.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2003; 4:432-436.

Meyer RJ, Moler FW, Maxvold NJ, Annich GM, Odetola FO, Sadowski R, Custer JR.
Pediatric extracorporeal life support after high frequency ventilation: predictors of survival.
ASAIO Journal 2002; 48:472-475.

Odetola FO, Bhatt-Mehta V, Zahraa J, Moler FW, Custer JR.
Cisatracurium infusion in infants 0-2 years in a Pediatric intensive care unit: A dose-finding study.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2002; 3:250-254.