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Ghanaian surgeon on Glo-sponsored African Voices   


Glo-sponsored CNN International’s magazine programme, African Voices, will this weekend feature a renowned medical doctor, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, as celebrity guest on the show.

Boachei-Adjei, an Orthopaedic surgeon from Ghana, is being featured a week after Nigerian doctor and founder/ publisher of Health Care, Bola Olaosebikan.  

Dr Boachie-Adjei  developed interest in medicine early in life when his life was from a life-threatening illness when he was a child. Since then,he has spent decades striving to save the lives of others. His passion for medicine has made the Ghanaian one of the leading experts in the field of spinal surgery worldwide.

A Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Chief Emeritus of the Scoliosis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), he is also an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at both HSS and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has a special expertise in the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis and spine reconstruction in both adult and pediatric patients.

CNN International African Voices will run  the edition between  4.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Saturday and at 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sunday. Viewers can also watch the show during the repeat broadcasts on Monday at 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday at 5.30 a.m.

Born in Kumasi, Ghana, on December 16, 1950, Boachie-Adjei, emigrated to the United States in 1972 and completed his undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, where he received a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in 1976. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980.

Boachie-Adjei has published and lectured extensively on Spine Surgery, with special emphasis on surgery to correct spine deformity. He is an inventor who holds several patents for devices used in spine surgery.

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