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Kofi Boahene, MD

Kofi Derek Owusu Boahene, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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

Centers & Institutes

  • Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for
  • Facial Paralysis Restoration Center
  • Skull Base Tumor Center


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

minimaly invasive approaches to brain and skull base lesions; outcomes in ethnic facial cosmetic surgery; tissue engineering and wound healing; Outcomesin facial paralysis restoration


Dr. Kofi Boahene''s 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.


  • English
  • Akan
  • Russian
  • German


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

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +


    • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine (Nashville TN) (1999)


    • Mayo Clinic Medical School College of Medicine / Otolaryngology (Rochester MN) (2004)


    • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Minneapolis MN) (2005)


    • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2005)
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    In 1993, Dr. Kofi Boahene received the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Award. In 1998 and 1999 he was selected as an ethnic scholar in cancer research by the American Academy of Cancer Researchers (AACR). At Mayo, he received a Best Teacher Recognition Award and the Distinguished Mayo Brothers Fellowship Award. The Distinguished Mayo Brother''s Fellowship Award is a very prestigious award given to only two surgeons in any given year throughout the Mayo Foundation. Recently, Dr. Boahene was awarded the Jack R. 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).

    Professional Activities

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


    Meet our Expert - Dr. Kofi Boahene

    Dr. Kofi Boahene, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializies in rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery, and facial reanimation.

    Q&A: Ethnic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Johns Hopkins facial plastic and reconstruction surgeon Kofi Boahene answers questions about ethnic facial plastic surgery. He discusses facial scarring, rhinoplasty, jaw contouring and how to choose a facial plastic surgeon.

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

    Video Links

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    How African doctors can cure medical ''brain drain'' CNN African Voices (04/16/2013)

    The Doctor Who Rebuilds Faces, CNN African Voices (03/29/2013)

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

    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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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2145
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145
    Fax: 410-614-8610
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10751 Falls Road
    Falls Concourse
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-502-2145
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2145
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145
    Fax: 410-614-8610
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    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - skull base surgery
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Microsurgery

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