Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD

Areas of Expertise: General hematology, Sickle cell disease
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Ohene-Frempong, professor of Pediatrics at CHOP, Director Emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and president of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, is a world-renowned authority on sickle cell disease, and is himself a carrier.

    In addition to his research focus on pulmonary complications from sickle cell disease, he pursues research and provides clinical support in his home country, Ghana, where he is considered a national hero. He founded a sickle cell clinic there with the first newborn screening program in Africa, which he is helping to expand nationwide.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Yale University of School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.


    Pediatrics-The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


    Pediatric Hematology, University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director Emeritus, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

  • Conditions Treated
  • Departments and Services