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educator , cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon

Abraham Charles Yankah, German cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, educator. Recipient The Best Science Work award on allograft heart valve Committee for Advancement of Cardiac Bioprosthesis, Coronado, California, 1988. Member Society Supporting Impoverished Children with Heart Diseases (vice president 1988-1997), African Cult. Institute (president 2002), Kiwanis Club (controller of treasurer 1990-1996), International Club Berlin.

Background

Yankah, Abraham Charles was born on April 15, 1942 in Anomabu, Ghana. Arrived in Hungary, 1962. Arrived in Germany, 1965, naturalized, 1993.

Son of John Abram and Sophia (Quansah) Yankah.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Medical University School Debrecen, Hungary, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, University Medical School, Kiel, Germany, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Free University, Berlin, 1993.

Career

Resident in surgery, University Hospital, Kiel, 1970-1979; senior resident, University Hospital, Kiel, 1977-1979; consultant, University Hospital, Kiel, 1980-1986; senior registrar, Hospital Sick Children, London, 1976; consultant, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Medical School, Monrovia, Liberia, 1979-1980; consultant, German Heart Institute, Berlin, since 1986; assistant professor, Free U., Berlin, 1993-1997; professor, Humboldt U., Berlin, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Society Supporting Impoverished Children with Heart Diseases (vice president 1988-1997), African Cult. Institute (president 2002), Kiwanis Club (controller of treasurer 1990-1996), International Club Berlin.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golfing, music.

Connections

Married August 1, 1970 (divorced March 1995). Children: Ato, Ekow, Ekua, Aba.

father:
John Abram Yankah

mother:
Sophia (Quansah) Yankah

spouse:
August 1

child:
Ekow Yankah

child:
Aba Yankah

child:
Ekua Yankah

child:
Ato Yankah