President Warshaw, it is my distinct privilege to present to you and this assembly Prof. Emmanuel Quaye Archampong of the University of Ghana’s College of Health Sciences, Accra, for Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.
A Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in England and Edinburgh, Professor Archampong is a highly regarded clinician and clinical investigator, a consummate bedside teacher, and a mentor to generations of West African surgeons.
He has, by his dedicated application and singular devotion, made significant contributions to the development of postgraduate medical education in West Africa in the areas of appropriate, affordable, and accessible surgical practices, and in the acquisition of hands-on skills in surgical manpower development.
Blessed with a charming disposition and exemplary character, Professor Archampong personifies the true breed of the West African surgical personality. His curriculum vitae attests to the qualities that have distinguished him as one of the best West African surgeons of our generation, not only by his contributions to scholarship through relevant research works and in the mentorship of undergraduate trainees in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also by his part in the development of postgraduate training through the West African College of Surgeons of which he was President from 1997 to 1999.
A recipient of the National Honours of the Republics of Ghana and Senegal, Professor Archampong also has used surgery as an anvil and a tool for community development efforts in rural and underserved regions of Africa, be they directly or indirectly through programs sponsored by the World Health Organization.
President Warshaw, Professor Archampong is a quintessential choice and I am honored to present him for the Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.