Edjah Nduom, son of Ghanaian businessman and politician Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has been appointed to chair the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. E. K Nduom, who chaired his first meeting on Tuesday 25 April, took to his Facebook page to announce his new feat. According to him, the appointment makes him the first black to chair the Young Neurosurgeons Committee. The post reads:
“Last night, I led my first meeting as Chair of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In doing so, I have become the first African American Chair in the 26-year history of the committee. I have big shoes to fill in following my friend and colleague, Dr. Krystal Tomei, in this role, but I am excited by the challenge. Let’s energize the next generation of neurosurgical leaders!”
About Edjah Nduom
Dr. Edjah Kweku Nduom is a top neurosurgeon in Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America. He specialized in Brain and Spinal Tumor, Pituitary Surgery, and Skull Base.
Edjah was a pre-medical student at Stanford University in California before he went on to obtain a degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in practice for 6 – 10 years and is currently researching on how to harness the power of the immune system to fight brain tumors.
His passion for the science world was inborn and as a child, he was always thrilled to get a science kit but his ambition to become a neurosurgeon was inspired by a book “Gifted Hands” an autobiography of neurosurgeon Ben Carson, which was given to him by his aunt. That inbuilt ambition became a part of him until he graduated from college. Having achieved a lot through much study and experiments, the young surgeon now has his works centered on using the immune system to fight brain tumors.
In one of his recent comments, he encouraged youth who are as ambitious as he is, especially in the world of science, to “seek people who are doing the work that fascinates them”.
Edjah Nduom Wife and Family
The Young US Neurosurgeon is one of the four children born to Paa Kwesi Nduom and his wife, Mrs. Yvonne Nduom who is a management specialist and a graduate of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and the University of Wisconsin in the United States.
Edjah’s father did not just venture into business, he is a well-certified economist as he had his BA (Economics) degree at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1975. He even went further to obtain a Master’s degree in Management in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Service Delivery Systems in 1982 at the same university. He has served as a board member for various organizations, including Edinaman Secondary School, the Fan Milk Ghana Limited, and the Ghana Heritage and Conservation Trust.
Paa Kwesi Nduom, however, became actively involved in politics in 1997 when he was elected as a member of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem District Assembly for the Akotobinsin Electoral Area. In December 2000, he unsuccessfully contested the Ghanaian parliamentary elections for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem constituency under the Convention’s People’s Party (CPP).
In January 2012, Paa Kwesi Nduom formed his own party called the Progressive People’s Party. It was under this party that he contested the 2012 elections. He is still passionate about becoming Ghana’s future president.
Edjah Nduom got married to Kelley DeAnne Coleman, daughter of Doctors – Clarence and Janice Coleman – in 2010. His siblings include Nana Kweku Nduom, Chief Nduom, and Nana Aba Nduom. Nana Kweku is married to Esinam Julia Nduom (née Baeta) and they have a daughter, Maame Adjoa Kakraba Nduom.
Edjah and his wife Kelley graduated from Stanford University, USA, with Edjah earning his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, while Kelley got her Doctorate degree in Law at Harvard University, USA.
As mentioned earlier, Kelly is the daughter of Los Angeles-based doctors Clarence and Janice Coleman. She is also the granddaughter of the late Mr. Frederick Lark and Mrs. Irene Smiley Lark of Queens, New York, USA. Edjah and Kelly had their wedding ceremony at Charleston, South Carolina, USA, on October 9, 2010, and they had their blessing and thanksgiving service at the Christ the King Church in Accra on Sunday, January 2, 2011.