Toluwalase Ajayi

Title(s)Associate Physician, Pediatrics
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-5739-4918 Additional info
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    Institute for Palliative MedicinePalliative Fellowship2013San Diego Hospice
    University of Kansas Medical CenterPediatric Residency2012Department of Pediatrics
    University of KansasMD2009School of Medicine
    Scripps Research Translational Institute, La Jolla, CAKL206/2017Clinical Research Scholar

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    Dr. Ajayi holds a joint faculty appointment at UC San Diego in the departments of pediatrics and medicine and is the program director for the joint UC San Diego and Scripps Health Palliative Medicine Fellowship program. Her translational research is housed at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Center for Health Innovation where she serves as the digital health equity leader. She works clinically at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego as a hospitalist focusing on newborn care and as a pediatric palliative medicine physician, and at UC San Diego Health where she is an adult palliative medicine consultant.

    Elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2022, Dr. Ajayi is also chair of the California Medical Association (CMA) Council on Medical Services and immediate-past president of the San Diego County Medical Society, where she was the first black woman president in the organization’s 152-year history.

    Dr. Ajayi’s research focuses on opportunities at the intersection of novel digital medicine technologies and unmet needs in maternal fetal health as well as pain and palliative medicine. She is a member of the Pediatric Operations Task Force and on the Digital Health Technologies Committee of the All of Us Research Program with the National Institutes of Health, a member of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative, and the principal investigator for PowerMom, a research initiative investigating how mobile health can provide pregnant women with real-time, patient- reported outcomes that can be integrated rapidly into individualized clinical plans to improve health-related quality of life.
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