Meet Dr. Jude Opoku Agyeman, the first black plastic surgeon formally Fellowship-Trained In Transgender Surgery

Renowned Ghanaian plastic surgeon Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman has just attained another milestone in the global medical field. The Pennysylvania-based doctor has just become the first black surgeon to be fellowship-trained in Transgender/Gender affirmation surgery. Oh, boy, are we proud of Dr. Opoku-Agyeman


Popularly called ‘Dr. O’ the Adisadel alum has been practicing medicine in the United States since 2012. He furthered his medical school education at Moines University in Iowa.

During medical school, Dr. Opoku-Agyeman was honored for both his service and academic prowess. He received the prestigious Student Doctor of the Year Award and multiple scholarships, including an induction into the Sigma Sigma Phi academic honor society. He was also elected class president and student government president at Moines University, Iowa.

His excellence rewarded him a surgical internship at the University of Massachusetts and general surgery residency at Arnot Ogden Medical Center where he served as chief resident for four years.

He went on the pursue a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the top-notch Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he served as chief fellow. His brilliance awarded him the ACOS resident achievement award, the highest award given to only five or six residents or fellows in surgical specialties across the nation.

Due to his excellent surgical skills, Dr. Opoku-Agyeman was chosen to pursue a 1-year fellowship on Transgender/Gender affirming surgery with the world-renowned Dr. Sherman Leis. Upon completion of his fellowship in 2021, he became the first black surgeon to be formally fellowship trained in transgender surgery. He performs all aspects of transgender surgery form facial, breast, and bottom surgery.

Dr. Opoku-Agyeman is an accomplished writer and has multiple high-quality academic publications and presentations in the field of plastic surgery, including the “Opoku Classification System“.

Dr. Opoku-Agyeman’s meticulous surgical skills, excellent bedside manners, and charisma has made him a patient favorite. This much is documented here.

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Dr. Opoku-Agyeman’s practice covers cosmetic procedures, reconstructive surgeries, and extremely challenging procedures such as complex gender surgeries.



A few years into his practice, he is regarded as one of the best body contouring specialists with patients traveling across the globe for his expertise.

He lives in the US with his wife and daughter.

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Ghana is proud of Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman and we look forward to more groundbreaking achievements from the Fellowship-trained surgeon.

For more details about www.DrOpokuPlastics.com

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