Bridget Oppong: the Doctor from Ghana Aiding Fight Against Cancer in Ohio

Dr Oppong is a surgical oncologist who works with breast cancer patients. Breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy/partial mastectomy with oncoplastic surgery), partial breast irradiation techniques (such as intraoperative radiotherapy), and advanced mastectomy procedures, such as modified radical mastectomy and skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomy, are among her specialties.

She has been interested in disparities research affecting women’s health throughout her medical career, particularly in breast cancer outcomes, triple negative breast cancer, and young women’s fertility following cancer diagnosis.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to the University of Rochester School of Medicine for her medical degree and residency in general surgery. She went on to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for additional training as a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow.

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Losing a body part to cancer is a tumultuous experience for anyone. Because of that she has been creating awareness and following trends involving breast cancer. Her publications spanning through her medical career has timely followed necessary precautions & studies against cancer tumours.

Her on studies on this subject involves the impact of biology on breast tumours (specifically, the triple negative subtype) and patient characteristics including metabolic syndrome, as well as their impact on breast cancer outcomes.

She has peculiar interested in improving cancer care in developing nations and international breast health. In view of this, her goal as always been to provide compassionate care that is tailored to every individual. She is a carer, educator and advocate.


1. ASO Author Reflections: Disparities in Outcome and Surgical Management Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.

2. Racial Differences in Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Impact on Breast and Axillary Surgical Management.

3. Racial disparities in low-value surgical care and time to surgery in high-volume hospitals.

Read up some of her other publications here

The brilliancy and compassion associated with her interest in cancer patients paved a fitting space for her in Ohio as the deputy director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

“Dr. Oppong brings both compassion and strong scientific curiosity to her treatment of women and men with breast cancer and pursuit of healthcare questions aimed at improving health care outcomes. We are thrilled to have her step into this new leadership role at the CCHE”

— Raphael Pollock, MD, PhD, director of the OSUCCC – James.

In August 2019, she began teaching at Ohio State and is now working on a feasibility study for Black breast cancer survivors using health coaching as a navigation tool.


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