Nancy Abu-Bonsrah made history as the first black female neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The news were announced on 17 March known as “Match Day” when medical students around the country find out at which hospitals they’ll practice their residency.

Nana was raised in the West African country until the age of 15, and has been in Maryland for the past 11 years. She will also be the first physician in her family. Her husband, Kwabena, is also studying medicine as a 3rd-year medical student at University of Maryland.

After she graduates from John Hopkins and will continue her medical training in a seven-year residency program while at the hospital.

“I am very much interested in providing medical care in underserved settings, specifically surgical care,” she said in a statement. “I hope to be able to go back to Ghana over the course of my career to help in building sustainable surgical infrastructure. I will be matching into neurosurgery, a field that I am greatly enamored with, and hope to utilize those skills in advancing global surgical care.”

I want to be remembered for serving my community, whether it is through providing quality surgical care or helping mentor the next generation of surgeons. Everything is special about the match. It will be a dream come true.”

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