Professor Oheneba Boachie-Adjei is an orthopedic surgeon, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital. He is also the founder and president of the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine. The Ghanaian born surgeon moved to the United States of America as a child.
He studied at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he got a Doctor of Medicine certification. He has special expertize in the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis, and spine reconstruction in both adult and pediatric patients. He has been a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and was Chief of the Scoliosis Service at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Moved by the plight of those unable to afford expensive surgery to address severe ailments, he established the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine to raise funds to support them. In the over two decades since its inception, the organization has been instrumental in the treatment of over 60,000 patients and assisted over 3,000 patients from over fifty countries to get life-saving surgeries.
In September 2019, Professor Boachie-Adjei received the Black Star GUBA Award for exceptional contributions to medicine. He has also received the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.