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Kofi Boahene, M.D., M.S.

Kofi Derek Owusu Boahene, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Male  | Languages: English, Akan, German, Russian

Appointment Phone

410-502-2145

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2145
Fax: 410-614-8610

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145

10751 Falls Road
Falls Concourse Suite 406
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-502-2145

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2145
Fax: 410-614-8610

Contact for Research Inquiries

Phone: 410-502-2145

Expertise

Acne, Baseball Injuries, Bell's Palsy, Birthmarks, Blepharoplasty, Bone Tumors, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Resection of Nasal Tumors, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Eyelid and Orbital Trauma, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facial Lesions, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Surgery, Fibrous Dysplasia, Free Muscle Transfer, Gracillis Muscle Transfer, Hypoglossal Nerve Transfer, Maxillofacial Surgery, Microtia, Microvascular Surgery, Neck Lift, Nerve Grafting, Nerve Injury, Orbital Trauma, Orbital Tumors, Otolaryngology, Paranasal Sinus Tumors, Parasellar Tumors, Parotid Cancer, Rhinoplasty, Salivary Gland Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Synkinesis, Temporalis muscle tendon transfer (T3), Torn Ear Lobe Repair, Wrinkle Treatment

Research Interests

Outcomes in facial paralysis restoration; Tissue engineering and wound healing; Minimaly invasive approaches to brain and skull base lesions; Outcomes in ethnic facial cosmetic surgery; Facial paralysis; Cleft lip repair; Tissue engineering; Wound healing; Keloids

Biography

Dr. Kofi Derek Owusu Boahene is an associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His practice encompasses the entire spectrum of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including rhinoplasty, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery, fat transfers, facial augmentation, wrinkle treatment, corrective surgery for congenital facial defects, cleft lip and palate repair, ear reshaping, craniofacial surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic skull base surgery, microsurgery, reconstruction of cancer patients and extensive post-traumatic deformities.

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Boahene specializes solely in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As such, his patients are assured of a focused expertise. He treats both children and adults.

Dr. Boahene received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He graduated summa cum laude from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, completed a five-year surgical residency training program in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and received fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota. As the recipient of the prestigious Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award, Dr. Boahene was awarded additional craniofacial surgery training in Adelaide, Australia. He also received the Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence for attaining the highest score nationally on the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery certification exam.

His research interests include minimally invasive approaches to brain and skull base lesions; outcomes in ethnic facial cosmetic surgery; tissue engineering and wound healing; and outcomes in facial paralysis restoration.

Dr. Boahene serves as a board examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In 1993, Dr. Kofi Boahene received the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Award. In 1998 and 1999, the American Academy of Cancer Researchers (AACR) selected him as an ethnic scholar in cancer research. At Mayo, he received a Best Teacher Recognition Award and the Distinguished Mayo Brothers Fellowship Award.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine / MD (1999)

    Residencies

    • Mayo Clinic Medical School College of Medicine / Otolaryngology (2015)

    Fellowships

    • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2015)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Boahene research areas include facial paralysis and minimally invasive skull base surgery. He studies the outcomes in ethnic facial cosmetic surgery, tissue engineering and wound healing, and outcomes in facial paralysis restoration.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Dey JK, Ishii LE, Byrne PJ, Boahene KD, Ishii M. "Seeing is believing: Objectively evaluating the impact of facial reanimation surgery on social perception." Laryngoscope. 2014 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/lary.24801
    2. Lee LN, Smith DF, Boahene KD, Byrne PJ. "Intraoperative laser-assisted indocyanine green imaging for objective measurement of the vascular delay technique in locoregional head and neck flaps." JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Sep 1;16(5):343-7. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2014.106.
    3. Gooi Z, Gourin CG, Boahene KD, Byrne PJ, Richmon JD. "Temporal trends in head and neck cancer surgery reconstruction." Head Neck. 2014 May 31. doi: 10.1002/hed.23786.
    4. Dey JK, Ishii M, Boahene KD, Byrne PJ, Ishii LE. "Facial reanimation surgery restores affect display." Otol Neurotol. 2014 Jan;35(1):182-7. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3182a1ea8a.
    5. Boahene K. "Reanimating the paralyzed face." F1000Prime Rep. 2013 Nov 1;5:49. doi: 10.12703/P5-49. eCollection 2013. Review.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Medical Honors Award, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
    • Selected as an ethnic scholar in cancer research, American Academy of Cancer Researchers (AACR), 2002
    • At Mayo, he received a Best Teacher Recognition Award and the Distinguished Mayo Brothers Fellowship Award, 2006
    • The Distinguished Mayo Brother's Fellowship Award, 2011
    • Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence, for attaining the highest score in the nation on written and oral examinations administered by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), 2013

    Memberships

    • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honors Society
    • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • American College of Surgeons

    Professional Activities

    • Board Examiner, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Facial Paralysis: Anthony's Story

    Q&A: Ethnic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    The Long Way Here: Dr. Boahene's Journey from Ghana to Hopkins

    Lectures and Presentations

    Facial Reanimation
    http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/5c8511f11d884e5b9ca4d0aefe5846431d

    Ethnic Sensitive Facial Rejuvenation & Rhinoplasty
    http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/cc4b65bd6cfe4fd1a77966b3218a1ed31d

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis, U.S. News & World Report (06/19/2015)

    How African Doctors Can Cure Medical 'Brain Drain' CNN African Voices (04/16/2013)

    An Unorthodox Approach To Tricky Surgery, NPR (11/10/2011)

    Recorded Online Seminar on: Facial Reanimation

    Scarless Way to Remove Tumours in Skull, Toronto Sun (10/26/2011)

    Minimally Invasive Technique Appears Helpful to Reanimate Facial Paralysis, Science Daily (01/18/2011)

    Johns Hopkins Doctors do Brain Surgery via Eyelid, Baltimore Sun (06/26/2010)

    The Long Way Here", Hopkins Medicine Magazine (Fall 2009)

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