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Dr. Edjah K. Nduom Biography 2022, Education, Family, Awards

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Edjah K. Nduom
Edjah K. Nduom

Who is Edjah K. Nduom?

Edjah Kweku Nduom, MD, FAANS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A fellowship-trained and board certified neurosurgical oncologist, Dr. Nduom’s clinical specialty is the surgical management of brain and spinal cord tumors. Dr. Nduom’s research focuses on the modulation of the immune system for the treatment of malignant brain tumors.

About Edjah Kweku Nduom

Dr. Edjah K. Nduom is a top neurosurgeon in Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America. He specialised in Brain and Spinal Tumor, Pituitary Surgery, and Skull Base.

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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 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 inspire 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.

Edjah Kweku Nduom Education

Edjah K. Nduom

Dr.Edjah K. Nduom received his MD from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Neurosurgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a Research Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology in the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland, and an additional Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Edjah Kweku Nduom Family

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The young US Neurosurgeon is one of the four children born to Papa 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 Kweku Nduom Wife

Edjah K. Nduom happily married to Kelley DeAnne Coleman, daughter of Doctors – Clarence and Janice Coleman – in 2010.

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.

Edjah Kweku Nduom’s Research

Edjah K. Nduom
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Dr. Nduom’s research focuses on the modulation of the immune system for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. He has presented his translational and clinical work on immune therapy for brain tumors at numerous national and international meetings.

APPLY: GCRA Bursary 2022.



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Dr. Edjah K. Nduom has received several awards over the course of his career. Recent awards include:

  • Academy Emerging Investigator by the American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  • National Institutes of Health Director’s Award
  • 40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum

Edjah Ndoum And The Biden Presidency

Dr. Edjah Ndoum once tried saving the life of President Biden’s son who died from cancer. The President revealed this in a White House event on February 2nd 2022.

“See that doctor on the end there, That’s the man who spent 18 months trying to save our son’s life. Doctor, I love you. The whole family loves you,” President Biden said at the launch of the Cancer Moonshot.

The “Cancer Moonshot” initiative, is expected to commit the US to working towards reducing the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years.

Nduom, MD introduced the President at the event.

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