The University of Ghana Medical School has announced that Dr. Benjamin Dabo Sarkodie has been promoted to Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology, which is a historic move.
As Dr. Sarkodie becomes the first person to hold this esteemed title in Ghanaian medical history, this appointment represents a crucial turning point in the nation’s medical history.
Renowned in the medical world, Dr. Sarkodie has a remarkable career spanning more than 20 years, with substantial training and experience gained both domestically and abroad.
At the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).
His worldwide academic and talent advancements can be attributed to his unwavering pursuit of perfection. Not only was he Ghana’s first certified interventional radiologist, but he also performed the first endovascular treatment of a brain aneurysm and the first mechanical thrombectomy for acute strokes, among many other groundbreaking minimally invasive procedures, in Ghana and the sub-region. Today, these procedures are carried out every day.
In 2010, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in the United States granted Dr. Sarkodie a visiting fellowship. Neuroendovascular fellowships from Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea and Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad, India, came next. Prior to these, in 2014, he finished a clinical fellowship at Singapore General Hospital’s Postgraduate Medical Institute.