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Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD (Remembering)
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
We are devastated to learn of the death of Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Dr. Ohene-Frempong was a true leader in the sickle cell community and dedicated his life and career to working with SCD. He held many roles on the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America board of directors over the years, including a chief medical officer, board chair, and board member emeritus. He also sat on the SCDAA Medical and Research Advisory Committee. His presence will be sorely missed in our organization and in the community at large.
Dr. Ohene-Frempong was born in Ghana, and his record of excellence as a student-athlete earned him a scholarship to Yale to study pre-med and later, a trip to the Olympics representing Ghana in track and field. He received his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine in 1975.
In the United States and all over the world, Dr. Ohene-Frempong was a leading pediatric sickle cell physician. He was director emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, emeritus professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and president of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana.
Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong’s Obituary:
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