Meet Dr. Amponsah


Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Dr. Akwasi Amponsah Jr. is an Interventional pain management and Anesthesiology consultant practicing in New York. He completed his early formal education in Ghana; after finishing his Junior Secondary School education (the equivalent to 10th grade of US high school system), he entered the United States to continue his education. He attended Central High School in Newark, NJ. While there, he managed to avoid and transcend above gang activities and excelled in his studies in order to gain admission to Rutgers University as an Edward J Bloustein Distinguished Scholar. At Rutgers, Dr. Amponsah heightened his interest in science and healthcare by majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor concentration in Psychology. During his junior year of college, Dr. Amponsah was accepted into the ACCESS-MED program, granting him with a conditional acceptance into Robert Wood Johnson medical school while a junior in college. In his senior year at Rutgers University, he was taking medical school courses and was subsequently granted full acceptance after passing all of the medical school courses. He then obtained his medical degree from RWJ medical school. After medical school, he successfully completed a residency-training program in Anesthesiology and then an interventional pain management fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Pain Management Center of then Columbia University-affiliated St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Amponsah currently practices anesthesiology and pain medicine full time. He remains very concerned and committed to advancing quality healthcare access and delivery in African countries and hence is dedicating his time and energy to Quality Health Africa’s missions and visions.