NanaEfua Afoh-Manin Joins Highland's Emergency Department
August 15, 2011
Dr. NanaEfua Afoh-Manin
Highland Hospital welcomes NanaEfua B. Afoh-Manin, M.D., to its Wolk Emergency Department. As a senior clinical instructor and attending physician, Dr. Afoh-Manin will be involved in direct patient care and training resident doctors. She has experience from around the world, with special interests in ethics in global emergency care delivery, humanitarian crisis and disaster medicine.
Prior to joining Highland, Dr. Afoh-Manin served as research and advocacy chief and resident physician in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She was a flight physician for the medical center, and an international medical escort for AXA Assistance International, which provides emergency medical transport for clients traveling abroad who need to return to their home countries. Dr. Afoh-Manin has also participated in projects to expand health care access in several countries including Ghana, Costa Rica, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cuba and Haiti.
She received the American College of Emergency Physicians Professionalism & Service Award for outstanding patient care and professionalism in 2007. The same year, Dr. Afoh-Manin was the Haggerty-Friedman Research Scholar at URMC’s Strong Children’s Research Center. In 2008, she was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honors Society, a nationally recognized society for those involved in humanitarian work and patient-centered care.
Dr. Afoh-Manin, M.D., received her dual undergraduate degrees in psychobiology and African studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Originally from Ghana, Dr. Afoh-Manin lives in Rochester.