Tag: African doctors in America

Association of Nigerian doctors calls Alberta judge’s comments racist

An Alberta judge’s comments about an expert witness at the trial of parents who were accused in their son’s death were “prejudiced, racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant,” says a letter by a group that represents Nigerian doctors in Canada.

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Student and teacher reunite decades after meeting in Nigeria

By Karen Garloch

Because of his name and accent, it’s not unusual for Dr. Yele Aluko’s patients to ask where he’s from.But in the early 1990s, when he got the question from this new patient – a retired Charlotte principal and Johnson C. Smith University professor – Aluko asked one of his own: Where do you think?

Spencer Durante guessed correctly that his new heart specialist was from Nigeria, in west Africa. This rarely happened. In fact, when Aluko first came to Charlotte in 1989, one area hospital administrator suggested he change his name from Yele – pronounced yeh-lay – to Yale, so it would be easier to say.

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Nigerian-Born Dr. Oluyinka O. Olutoye, Appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, effective August 1.

In his role, Dr. Olutoye will lead one of the largest children’s hospital surgery departments in the world. Through his leadership of 11 surgical departments, Dr. Olutoye will work to advance Nationwide Children’s common mission, philosophy and approach to excellence in patient care, dedication to outstanding clinical outcomes, commitment to academic excellence and education of the next generation of leaders in children’s surgery. 

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From Agege to Harvard: Nigerian Narrates Joy, Pain of Studying Medicine in America

Studying medicine and surgery in the United States of America is both academically and financially demanding. It’s hard for international students to get into medical schools due to several challenges. In this interview with SaharaReporters, Nigerian doctor and MBA holder, Ayobami Olufadeji, who recently completed his studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, narrates his 12-year academic journey.

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400 Nigerian physicians and dentists meet in Kelowna, Canada

By Josh Duncan

Canada is a melting pot of people from all over the world and that will be on full display in Kelowna this weekend. The Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists (CANPAD) has chosen the Okanagan as the spot for its 18th annual general meeting of members.

That means more than 400 physicians and dentists originally from Nigeria, along with their families and a number of Nigerian dignitaries, will be in town for the four-day event.

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Meet Dr. Wale Suleiman, the Neurosurgeon in New Orleans, who returns to Nigeria to treat patients for free

By Tanasia Kenney

As if the life of a neurosurgeon isn’t busy enough, one dedicated doctor manages to split his time between New Orleans — and Nigeria. Dr. Wale Sulaiman, a neurosurgeon at Ochsner Hospital, finds himself on a plane each month bouncing between two continents, local station WWL-TV reported. While in Nigeria, he performs life-saving surgeries for free.

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Nigerian-born doctor wins ‘brain tumor research’ award in US

Chibawanye Ene, a Nigerian-born doctor, has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on brain tumor research.

According to the Applied Radiation Oncology, a quarterly journal on cancer, Ene received the award at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting which held from April 13 to April 17 in San Diego, US.

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Ugandan cardiologist scoops top US award

A Ugandan doctor has been awarded a prestigious United States (US) award for his role in the treatment of heart diseases.

Dr. Emmy Okello, an interventional cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for advancing the field of Rheumatic heart disease and interventional cardiology in Uganda.

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Ghanaian-American doctors Pledge to modernise Ghana’s health care

A group of Ghanaian physicians and surgeons in the USA have resolved to collaborate with their counterparts at home to help modernise their country’s health care.

The first President of the Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation in North America, Professor Elijah Paintsil, when he led a group of Ghanaian-born doctors who are resident in the United States of America, to meet with the country’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra. Continue reading “Ghanaian-American doctors Pledge to modernise Ghana’s health care”

Dr. O Boachie-Adjei: The Ghanaian who is a world leading orthopedic surgeon in New York

Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei  is a Ghanaian orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in spinal reconstruction and the treatment of kyphosis and scoliosis. He is professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, in the United States, and is an attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, all in New York City. He is recognized as one of the best in his field globally.  Continue reading “Dr. O Boachie-Adjei: The Ghanaian who is a world leading orthopedic surgeon in New York”