Nancy Abu-Bonsrah

19th Jun 2019

The first Black female resident neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah was accepted into the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s neurosurgery residency program — the first black woman to do so in the 30-year history of the program. Nancy moved to the United States from Ghana when she was 15, and it was on a trip back to Ghana during college that she realized she wanted to pursue neurosurgery.

  • Nancy Abu-Bonsrah hails from Ghana.
  • She is the daughter of Seth Abu-Bonsrah and Georgina Abu-Bonsrah.
  • She is from Fomena Adansi in Ashanti region of Ghana. She is a royal princess of the Bonsrah Afriyie stool.
  • She was raised in Ghana until the age of 15 and has been in Maryland for the past 11 years.
  • Nancy attended Hammond High School in Columbia, Md., and went to college at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmetsburg where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry.
  • She is married to Kwabena Yamoah and her husband is also studying Medicine at Johns Hopkins. They got married in 2016.
  • She will be the first physician in her immediate and extended family.
  • Nancy will continue her medical training in a three to seven-year residency program while at the hospital.

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