Ghanaian lady becomes first Black female neurosurgeon accepted at John Hopkins Hospital
By Sewe Ishola
Ghanaian lady, Nancy Abu Bonsrah has made history as she emerged the first black female neurosurgeon to be accepted into the residency programme at John Hopkins Hospital.
Nancy, who’s graduating from John Hopkins and will go on to work in their neurosurgery department, was born in Ghana and lived the first 15 years of her life there, before relocating to Maryland, USA, where she had lived for the last 11 years.
“I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” she said in a statement. “I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure. I will be matching into neurosurgery, a field that I am greatly enamored with, and hope to utilize those skills in advancing global surgical care.”
Nancy’s husband is also studying medicine at Johns Hopkins. Her moment is extra special, as she will be the first physician in her family.
“I want to be remembered for serving my community, whether it is through providing quality surgical care or helping mentor the next generation of surgeons. Unique Thing: Everything is special about the match. It will be a dream come true.”
Nancy will continue her medical training in a three to seven-year residency program while at the hospital.