Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Chief of the Scoliosis Service at HSS. He is an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at both HSS and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. As Chief of the Scoliosis Service at HSS, he has a special expertise in the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis and spine reconstruction in both adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. Boachie-Adjei, was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on December 16, 1950. He emigrated to the United States in 1972 and completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, where he received a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in 1976. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980.
He was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota (1987-1990); Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California (1990-1994) and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California College of Medicine, Irvine (1993-1994). His clinical appointments included the position of Associate Medical Director at the Southern California Complex Spine and Scoliosis Center in Whittier (1990-1994).
Dr. Boachie-Adjei has published and lectured extensively on Spine Surgery, with special emphasis on surgery to correct spine deformity. He is an inventor who holds several patents for devices used in spine surgery. As the founder and president of F.O.C.O.S. (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine), he has helped provide orthopedic medical care to underserved populations in West Africa and other third world nations. In 2004, Dr. Boachie-Adjei received the Humanitarian Award from AAOS. He was also elected President of the Scoliosis Research Society for the 2008-2009 year and was featured in the Discovery channel documentary entitled, "Surgery Saved My Life."
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sarwahi V, Boachie-Adjei O, Backus SI, Taira G. Characterization of Gait Function in Patients with Post-surgical Sagittal (flatback) Deformity: A Prospective Study of 21 Patients. Spine. 27(21):2328-37, 2002, November 1.
Lebwohl NH, Cunningham BW, Dmitriev A, Shimamoto N, Gooch L, Devlin V, Boachie-Adjei O, Wagner TA. Biomechanical Comparison of Lumbosacral Fixation Techniques in a Calf Spine Model. Spine. 27(21):2312-20, 2002, November 1.
Shapiro GS, Boachie-Adjei O, Dhawlikar SH, Maier LS. The Use of Epoetin Alfa in Complex Spine Deformity Surgery. Spine. 2002, September:27(18):2067-2071.
Boachie-Adjei O, Do T, Rawlins BA. Partial Lumbosacral Kyphosis Reduction, Decompression and Posterior Lumbosacral Transfixation in High-grade Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: Clinical and Radiographic Results in Six Patients. Spine. 2002 March;27(6):E161.
Urban MK, Jules-Elysee K, Urquhart B, Cammisa FP, Boachie-Adjei O. Reduction in Postoperative Pain after Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation Using Intrathecal Morphine. Spine. 2002, March:27(5):535-537.For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.