Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD

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Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, MD, is director emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, emeritus professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and president of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana.

Areas of Expertise: Sickle cell disease, Thalassemias, Hemophilia, Anemias, Blood disorders of children
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


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

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services