Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu

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Years active at Yale: 2017-present

Dr. Tuakli-Wosornu is being recognized for her excellence in clinical care. She specializes in interventional spine and sports medicine treatments, helping people achieve high physical and athletic performance at all stages of life through “holistic mind-body development” and therapies. She approaches her work with a sense of compassion and innovation. She is skilled in such innovative treatments as image-guided joint and spine injections, as well as platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a cutting-edge therapy that helps many athletes heal from injuries faster and better. 

When she works with patients, Dr. Tuakli-Wosornu often draws upon her personal experience as an athlete. She is a long jumper who represented the Ghana National Team until 2016. She also represents Ghana as part of the 8-member International Paralympic Committee medical committee. 

Dr. Tuakli-Wosornu has also done extensive community work and serves as the International Paralympic Committee’s inaugural welfare officer. In addition to caring for Yale Medicine patients, she also treats people in her native West Africa, traveling there about twice per year.