Dr. Dzifa Kpodzo selected for SBAS Leadership Development Institute

Dzifa Kpodzo, MD

Dzifa Kpodzo, MD, chief of the plastic and reconstructive surgery division, is one of six surgeons selected for the next class of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) Institute for Leadership and Faculty Development program. ).

The two-year program provides mentorship and leadership training, with the goal of increasing the number of minority faculty in academic surgery and ensuring their career progression by creating a network of leaders in the field.

Formed in 1987, SBAS’ mission is to improve the health, advance science, and foster the careers of African American surgeons and other underrepresented minorities.

Dr. Kpodzo joined the Albany Med Health System in June. Together, she and the surgeons at the Albany Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital campuses provide a full range of plastic and reconstructive surgery services, from cosmetic procedures that improve appearance to complex surgeries that improve function affected by congenital malformations, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infections, tumours. or disease.

Dr. Kpodzo completed a fellowship in cosmetic and oculoplastic surgery at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta and was the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard’s combined plastic surgery residency program. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a master’s degree in public health, health policy management from Harvard School of Public Health.

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