We have a special place in our hearts for Ghanaians or people of Ghanaian descent who are doing amazing things both at home and abroad.
They keep flying the flag so high it’s becoming difficult for some of us to play catch up.
Today, we want to tell y’all about Akwasi Ofori Boah, MD. Yep… in other words…. Dr Akwasi Ofori Boah.
With more than 11 years of diverse experiences, Boah as a neurosurgeon has specialized in the treatment of spinal conditions, specifically treating adult patients with spinal deformities, oncologic spinal tumours, hyperhidrosis, and craniocervical junction.
He graduated with honours from one of the historically black universities Morehouse School Of Medicine in 2008.
Dr. Boah has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and research papers and given oral presentations at several locations including the NYU Department of Neurosurgery, and the annual NMA Section of Neurology and Neurosurgery Gathering in 2010.
Dr. Boah maintains several professional affiliations with organizations focused on maintaining and promoting the highest of medical standards and continuing education including the National Medical Association, Society for Neuro-Oncology, AOSpine, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and National MS Society.
He earned his B.S. in Interdisciplinary Health from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; York School of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Boah is known not only for his medical expertise but also for his kindness and desire to make every patient feel as though their needs have been thoroughly met.
He speaks Portuguese, Twi, and Italian as well as English and is an avid athlete and competitive soccer and basketball player.
But we’re not necessary here to brief you about Dr Boah’s resume, what we really want to tell you is that he is not just a doctor, he is a superhero as well.
Officer Chris Tepfer, a Patrol sergeant who injured himself at the gym, passed out the next morning while working to his bathroom and hit his head on the floor.
He was rushed to Dr Boah’s hospital where he was diagnosed as of epidural hematoma, a dire emergency medical condition.
“I quickly prayed, rushed into the operating room and prayed again after the operation,” Dr Boah said in a video produced by the Medical City, Denton.
According to Officer Tepfer, the medical care he was the best care he could possibly have had.
“It gave me a chance to meet Dr Boah, he’s just a rock star, very professional and infoamrive. He was very supportive during my recovery,” Officer Tepfer said in the same documentary.
Watch the video below:
Indeed, not all heroes wear scrubs.