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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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Titles

  • 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
  • Global Health Faculty, Center for
  • Skull Base Tumor Center

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

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

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.

Languages

  • English
  • Akan
  • Russian
  • German

Memberships

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 +

    Training

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

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2005)
  • 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

    Best Teacher Recognition Award, Mayo Clinic

    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award

    Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Medical Honors Award, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993

    Professional Activities

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

    Videos

    Meet our Expert - Dr. Kofi Boahene

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

    Facial Paralysis: Anthony's Story

    Left with facial paralysis following surgery to remove a brain tumor, Anthony struggled to blink, drink or smile. Follow Anthonys journey as he has a temporalis tendon transfer and eye surgery performed by facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Kofi Boahene to improve his quality of life.

    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

    Becoming a doctor at Johns Hopkins demands sacrifice. Some of our physicians have surprising histories. Kofi Boahene is one of three doctors with intriguing backgrounds featured in the Fall issue of Hopkins Medicine magazine. Read the full story http://www.hopkinsmedicinemagazine.org.

    Video Links

    Lectures and Presentations

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

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

    "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)

  • Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2145
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-2145
    Fax: 410-614-8610
    Location Map
    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10751 Falls Road
    Falls Concourse
    406
    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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    Department/Division

    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - skull base surgery
    • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Microsurgery

    For Research Inquiries Contact

    p: 410-502-2145

    http://www.drboahene.com/

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