Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, a world-renowned authority on sickle cell disease, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director Emeritus at the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also president of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana.
An alumnus of AAI’s African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU) program, Dr. Ohene-Frempong received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University.
His research work has focused on pulmonary complications from sickle cell disease, and he has conducted extensive research and clinical support in his home country of Ghana. He founded a sickle cell clinic in Ghana, which houses the first newborn screening program in Africa.
Dr. Ohene-Frempong completed his medical degree at Yale University of School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.; and residency in Pediatrics at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He acquired board certification from American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.