Nancy Abu-Bonsrah makes history as Johns Hopkins 1st black female Neurosurgeon resident


Nancy Abu-Bonsrah Ghanaian-born Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has made history as the first physician in her family but also, the first black female Neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

“I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” she said in a statement.

On “Match Day,”  March 17, which is day medical students around the country find out at which hospitals they’ll practice their residency, Abu-Bonsrah who’s been living Maryland, USA for the past 11 years learnt she had made history.

Born and raised in Ghana till she was 15, she plans to improve health care back home: “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 enamoured with, and hope to utilise those skills in advancing global surgical care.”

“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.”

Nana will continue her medical training in a three to seven-year residency program while at the hospital and she is in good company as her husband is also studying medicine at Johns Hopkins.

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