Grace Ayensu-Danquah MD, MPH, FGCPS, FICS, FACS
Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah is a gender advocate, humanitarian surgeon, educationist, and philanthropist.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
She is a double board-certified surgeon trained in general surgery, having completed a trauma and burn fellowship and trained in reconstructive surgery too.
In addition to this, she holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health in International Health Management and Planning with special certification in humanitarian assistance and disaster management from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene Public Health. Dr. Ayensu-Danquah has also worked in private practice in the United States and holds licenses to practice in California, Michigan, and Maryland.
In Ghana, she runs a private surgical facility in Accra. She is also the Founder of Healing Hands Organization, an NGO dedicated to providing medical and surgical care to the poor and needy who have no access to proper healthcare. The organization also provides free medical supplies and equipment to clinics and hospitals in rural areas.
Dr. Ayensu-Danquah is a member of the Ghana FDA Advisory Team for Vaccines and Biological products and a board member of Days for Girls International Ghana. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the Center for Global Surgery at the University of Utah in the United States, a lecturer at the Cape Coast University Medical School, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In addition to her medical career, she was the 2020 NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the Essikado-Ketan Constituency in the Western Region of Ghana.