Yaw Boachie-Adjei is a Hand, Shoulder and Elbow surgeon with the Southeast Permanente Medical Group and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Brown University with an Honors Degree in Human Biology, he received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. Naturally, and mostly through the influence of his father, FOCOS Founder, Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, he gravitated towards the surgical specialties, and an Orthopedic Residency took him to The University of Virginia. There he developed an interest in all conditions of the upper extremity. He then made the decision to pursue dual fellowship training. He has completed 2 years of subspecialty training, first in Hand/Microvascular surgery and then in Shoulder and Elbow surgery. He took a sabbatical year between his fellowship training and worked as a General Orthopedic and Trauma surgeon. He also took advantage of this year by going on 4 volunteer trips to Ghana. He was one of the first surgeons to operate at the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in 2012.
His involvement with FOCOS has totaled 8 volunteer trips, and goes back to the late 1990s when he first explored his interest in the medical field. Following his graduation from college, he spent one month with the FOCOS team, and his desire to be an integral part of this growing organization was solidified.
He joined the FOCOS Board of Directors in 2015. As his involvement continues and grows, he hopes to be a key member of the FOCOS team, playing a large part in its growth and success.