First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident Accepted at Johns Hopkins

First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident Accepted at Johns Hopkins

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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah has made medical history as the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The Ghana-born Neurosurgery resident immigrated to the United states as a teen and resides in Maryland. News of this monumental achievement was announced on “Match Day” on March 17th.  Abu-Bonsrah is set to become the first physician in her family.

“I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” Abu-Bonsrah commented on Johns Hopkins news and publications page. She also has plans to visit her homeland again in due time, “I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure.”

Abu-Bonsrah who will begin her residency next year says “everything is special about the match” at Johns Hopkins. And the young lady who is breaking down barriers would  also like to be remembered for “serving my community, whether it is through providing quality surgical care or helping mentor the next generation of surgeons.”

Congratulations Nancy Abu-Bonsrah!


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