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Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD

Healthcare Provider
Director Emeritus
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD, is 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. Ohene-Frempong directs the center’s pediatric hematologists, nurse specialists, social workers, child psychologists and counselors in the care of more than 600 children and adolescents who have sickle cell disease. In addition to coordinating this patient care, Dr. Ohene-Frempong oversees the research activities of the center and conducts research projects. Dr. Ohene-Frempong is presently testing new treatments for children with sickle cell disease. He has also developed a project for testing newborns for sickle cell disease in Ghana.

Dr. Ohene-Frempong continues to serve as a member of the national Board of Directors of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and was elected as Chairman of the Board in September 2003.

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