Oluwakemi Bukola Badaki, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, French, German


Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Sickle Cell Disease; Sepsis; Emergency Medicine; Resuscitation ...read more

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Dr. Badaki-Makun's overarching clinical and research focus is on the care of the acutely ill or injured child. Her early research career centered on improving resuscitation outcomes in pediatric patients in cardiopulmonary arrest. For this early work, she was awarded both the American Academy of Pediatrics Ken Graff Young Investigator and the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium Young Investigator Awards. 

She continues her work in resuscitation in the clinical and educational arenas.

Her recent research centers on enhancing the diagnosis and management of acute complications in patients with sickle cell disease. She is the recipient of a K12 Career Development Award in Hematology for her research dedicated to enhancing the early diagnosis and management of acute chest syndrome in sickle cell patients using novel radiographic and serum biomarkers. As part of this K12 Award, she is completing her PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; McGill University School of Medicine (2002)


  • Pediatrics; Yale School of Medicine (2005)


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) (2019)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2019)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Sickle Cell; Emergency Medicine; Resuscitation; Trauma; Injury; Sepsis

Clinical Trials

Magnesium in Sickle Cell Crisis

Selected Publications

Brousseau DC, Scott JP, Badaki-Makun O, Darbari DS, Chumpitazi CE, Airewele GE, Ellison AM, Smith-Whitley K, Mahajan P, Sarnaik SA, Casper TC, Cook LJ, Dean JM, Leonard J, Hulbert ML, Powell EC, Liem RI, Hickey R, Krishnamurti L, Hillery CA, Nimmer M, Panepinto JA; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). A multicenter randomized controlled trial of intravenous magnesium for sickle cell pain crisis in children. Blood. 2015 Oct 1;126(14):1651-7. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-05-647107. Epub 2015 Jul 31.

Badaki-Makun O, Scott JP, Panepinto JA, Casper TC, Hillery CA, Dean JM, Brousseau DC; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Magnesium in Sickle Cell Crisis (MAGiC) Study Group. Intravenous magnesium for pediatric sickle cell vaso-occlusive crisis: methodological issues of a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jun;61(6):1049-54. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24925. Epub 2014 Jan 17.

Badaki-Makun O, Nadel F, Donoghue A, McBride M, Niles D, Seacrist T, Maltese M, Zhang X, Paridon S, Nadkarni VM. Chest compression quality over time in pediatric resuscitations. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131(3):e797-804. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1892. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM, Mahajan PV, Funai T, O'Connell KJ, Blumberg S, Lichenstein R, Gramse HL, Shaw KN; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Near misses and unsafe conditions reported in a Pediatric Emergency Research Network. BMJ Open. 2015 Sep 2;5(9):e007541. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007541.

Badaki OB, Schapiro ES. Dancing eyes, dancing feet: opsoclonus-myoclonus in an 18-month-old child with neuroblastoma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Dec;23(12):885-8.

Jill C. Posner, Kathleen Cronan, Oluwakemi Badaki, Joel A. Fein, Emergency Care of the Technology-Assisted Child, Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2006, Pages 38-51, ISSN 1522-8401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpem.2006.01.003.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Activities & Honors


  • K12 Scholar in Hematology, NHLBI/ Johns Hopkins Clinical Hematology Research Career Development Program, 2014
  • Daniel Ochsenschlager, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching by an Attending Physician, Children's National Health System, 2010
  • American Heart Association Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium, 2008
  • Ken Graff Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine, 2007
  • Academic Pediatrics Association Eastern Region Young Investigator Award, Academic Pediatrics Association, 2007
  • Yale Resident Teaching Award, Yale School of Medicine, 2005
  • Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health, Yale School of Medicine, 2004

Professional Activities

  • Junior Faculty Resource Advisory Council, Johns Hopkins Office of Faculty Development, 2014

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