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Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Henrico, VA, Henrico Doctors' Hospital

KwadwoOwusu-AkyawMD

Orthopaedic Surgery Henrico, VA

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Consulting Physician for 804SportsAssociates; Company Physician for the Richmond Ballet

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Summary

  • Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw is an orthopedic surgeon in Henrico, VA. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice 3 years. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and is experienced in rotator cuff repair, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, and orthopaedic platelet rich plasma therapy.
  • Dr. Kwadwo Owuso-Akyaw Selected for the Brenda Armstrong Award for Advancing Div

    At the 26th Annual Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Saturday January 19th, PGY5 Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, was awarded

    A Letter to African-American Medical Students and Resident-Physicians

    By Kwadwo Adu Owusu-Akyaw, MD Dear Loved One, You have overcome near insurmountable obstacles to reach this point. Those hurdles are now solidly in your rearvie

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalFellowship, Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation), 2019 - 2020
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015 - 2019
  • Duke University School of Medicine
    Duke University School of MedicineClass of 2014
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityB.S., Major in Evolutionary Anthropology, Minor in Chemistry, 2010

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2020 - 2024
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2018 - 2020
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2014 - 2019
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Deans Tuition Merit Scholarship Duke University School of Medicine, 2010
  • Resident Scholarship Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), 2018
  • Best Resident/Fellow Poster Award, J. Leonard Goldner Research Symposium 2018
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Analysis of the Impact of Race on Blood Transfusion in Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery  
    Maher, K., Owusu-Akyaw, K., Zhou, K., Cooter, M., Ross, A., Lark, R., Taicher, B, Pediatric Anesthesia, 1/1/2018
  • A Comparison of Patellofemoral Cartilage Morphology and Deformation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Versus Uninjured Knees  
    Owusu-Akyaw, K., Heckelman, L., Cutcliffe, H., Sutter, E., Englander, Z., Spritzer, C., Garrett, W., DeFrate, L, Journal of Biomechanics, 1/1/2018
  • dipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Arthroscopic Surgery  
    Owusu-Akyaw, K., Godin, J., Pecchia, S., Oldweiler, A., Moorman, C.T., Duke Orthopaedic Journal, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Comparison of Site Specific Patellar Cartilage Strain in ACL Deficient and Uninjured Knees
    Owusu-Akyaw, K., Heckelman, L., Cutcliffe, H., Sutter, E.G., Spritzer, C., Garrett, W, DeFrate. L, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Meeting; ACL Study Group Meeting; Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 2017; Arrowtown, New Zealand, 2018; New Orleans, LA, 2018, 1/28/2018
  • In Vivo Exercise-Induced Glenohumeral Cartilage Strains
    Zhang, H., Heckelman, L., Spritzer, C., Owusu-Akyaw, K., Martin, J., Taylor, D., Moorman, C.T., Garrigues, G., DeFrate, L., Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/22/2017
  • Comparison of Male and Female Knee Kinematics at the Time of Non-Contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Determined via Bone Bruises
    Owusu-Akyaw, K. Kim, S., Spritzer, C., Collins, A., Utturkar, G., Garrett, W., DeFrate, L, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Meeting; Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Pinehurst, NC, 2016; San Diego, CA, 2017, 1/21/2017
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Lectures

  • Bone Bruises and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Mechanism 
    Chapel Hill, NC - 1/7/2017

Other

  • Determination of the Position of the Knee at ACL rupture for Males versus Females by an Analysis of Bone Bruises 
    Owusu-Akyaw, K. Kim, S., Spritzer, C., Collins, A., Utturkar, G., Englander, Z., Garrett, W., DeFrate, L
    1/1/2018
  • Black Men in White Coats Web Video Series: Featured Physician 

    1/1/2016

Authored Content

  • The Healing Power of Giving 'Dap'January 2021
  • Health Care Owes the Black Community More Than Words of SolidarityJune 2020
  • Health Care Owes the Black Community More Than Words of SolidarityJune 2020
  • A Letter to African-American Medical Students and Resident-PhysiciansJune 2018
  • A Letter to African-American Medical Students and Resident-PhysiciansJune 2018
  • A Letter to African-American Medical Students and Resident-PhysiciansJune 2018
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Committees

  • Company Physician, Richmond Ballet Medical Task Force 2020 - Present
  • Consulting Physician/Board Member, 804SportsAssociates Board of Directors 2020 - Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Arthroscopy Journal Editorial Board 2019 - Present
  • Grant Reviewer, JRGOS/OREF Research Grant Committee 2019 - Present
  • Director at Large, J Robert Gladden Society Board of Directors 2018 - Present

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations