Introducing the 2017 Visiting Scholar


Chapel Hill, NC, September 29, 2016 – ACPA and the Visiting Scholar Selection Panel are pleased to announce Dr. Solomon Obiri-Yeboah as the 2017 Visiting Scholar.

Through the Visiting Scholar Program, ACPA selects an individual who has the potential for establishing and/or directing interdisciplinary team care for comprehensive management of individuals with craniofacial anomalies in their home country and provide the selected scholar(s) with an educational experience in the treatment of craniofacial and cleft anomalies at ACPA recognized cleft palate and craniofacial centers.

Dr. Obiri-Yeboah is a senior specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi (KNUST), Ghana. He had his undergraduate training in dental surgery at the University of Ghana, Accra and residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana.

He holds the Fellowship of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and an International Fellowship in craniofacial surgery from the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He is an accomplished cleft and craniofacial surgeon and a member of the KATH multidisciplinary cleft palate/craniofacial clinic in Kumasi. His research interests include the genetic basis of cleft lip and palate. Solomon is married with three children and enjoys reading, music, sightseeing and soccer.

Obiri-Yeboah was sponsored by Richard Hopper, MD, MS of Seattle Children’s Hospital. During his time in the US, Obiri-Yeboah is planning to visit three teams including  Seattle Children’s Craniofacial Center, UCSF Center for Craniofacial Anomalies, and Los Angeles Children’s Craniofacial and Cleft Center. Obiri-Yeboah will also attend ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO and will present information about his experiences.

About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
ACPA is a 73-year old non-profit medical association of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals dedicated to treating birth defects of the head and face through a team care approach. ACPA supports the professional community and enhances the quality of team care by providing education and resources, supporting and disseminating research, and acting as an open forum for specialists to communicate. More information about ACPA can be found at or by calling 919-933-9044.