Mourning the Loss of Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

Mourning the loss of Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong. Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong passed away just after 9 PM ET on Saturday, May 7, 2022. He died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones after a 6-month battle with aggressive cancer.

He was Director Emeritus of the CHOP Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at CHOP and Penn. “KOF” as he was widely known, dedicated his more than four-decades long career to improving the lives of people with sickle cell disease. His impact was felt in the USA, in Ghana, and in many other settings around the world. His hard work, passion, kindness, clinical excellence, teaching skills, commitment, and humility inspired generations of colleagues worldwide to also dedicate their careers to this cause. May he rest in peace, and may the work he devoted his life to – the support of patients with sickle cell disease and their families in all settings continue and be strengthened for decades to come.

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