Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu


YETSA A. TUAKLI-WOSORNU, M.D., M.P.H. graduated from Yale College with Cum Laude honors and Harvard Medical School with Magna Cum Laude honors. She received her Master’s of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with Delta Omega honors (concentration: Human Nutrition). As a physician practicing Physiatry, she treats a variety of patients with non-operative approaches to orthopedic conditions. Her goal is to approach every patient with precision and compassion, tailoring therapies to suit each individual’s lifestyle and functional demands. She has spoken to diverse audiences about rest, nutrition, sports injuries, adapted sports and how to prevent and/or rehabilitate from injuries using a comprehensive approach. Her research interests are diverse and include athletic development and performance, sport as a tool for empowering vulnerable groups such as girls and persons with disabilities, elite sport as a tool for nation building in Africa, effective health communication, and public health in Africa. Her works have been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented both podium and poster presentations at international conferences including the Workshop on the Implementation of the World Report on Disability in Sao Paolo, Brazil and the International Paralympic Committee Annual Meeting in Bonn, Germany. At Yale College, she ran N.C.A.A. division one Track and Field, setting school records in the horizontal jumps that still stand. As a post-collegiate athlete, she represents her native federal republic of Ghana in the long jump. She is currently an Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York.

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