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George Agyapong

MD, MS, BSc (Hon)
Hospital Resident

Biography

Dr. Agyapong is a clinician-innovator with diverse personal and professional experiences in biomedical research, and product/service development, health policy, and community engagement. As a first-generation, low-income college grad, immigrant, and career changer, his career began as an attendant in a 7-Eleven store before he launched a winding path to Harvard Medical school. Thus, his career mission is to tackle neglected issues in healthcare and education/workforce development through cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation - possessing a measured approach to leadership, strategic planning, resource building, and pragmatic execution.

Dr. Agyapong earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School with Honors In A Special Field, working with Partners In Health in Malawi to design a teaching case for the global health graduate program at the University of Malawi College of Medicine (COM) - Option B+ in Malawi: Toward locally-inspired global health teaching. He has unique training in Biomedical Sciences (MS Applied Biotechnology, University of Massachusetts Lowell) and holds a degree in pharmaceutical sciences (B. Pharm.) in Ghana. Together, Dr. Agyapong has more than 16 years of post-secondary education and work experience including service/leadership in the US Army Reserve (Combat Medic) and biomedical startup R&D, which fosters resourceful collaborations in the healthcare and education/workforce innovation ecosystem.

Dr. Agyapong is a neurodivergent ambivert, a singer (soloist/chorister), a public speaker, and a community advocate. He enjoys the outdoors, animations, and occasional cooking (brunch on weekends and holidays).

Education & Training

  • MD
    Harvard Medical School, Medicine (2020)
  • MS
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Biological Sciences, Applied Biotechnology (2014)
  • BSc (Hon)
    Kwame Nkrumah Univeristy of Science & Technology, Bachelor of Pharmacy, First Class Honors (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2022 AASLD Foundation Emerging Liver Scholar AwardAmerican Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation2022
Building Trust Through Diversity 2022 Grant AwardAlliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM Foundation), American College of Physicians (ACP), and Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.2022
Cum Laude (Honors in A Special Field)Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA2020
HMS Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative AwardHarvard University2020
T-32 Predoctoral Training FellowshipNIH NRSA, Deprtmenent of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)2019
ASTMH Benjamin H. Kean Travel FellowshipAmerican Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygeine2019
NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) ScholarNational Medical Fellowships (NMF)2018
Abundance Agents of Change Grant Award | iFOODD Project, Principal Innovator (PI)The Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School2016
Irene & Daisy Macgregor Memorial ScholarshipDaughters of the American Revolution2016
Army Achievement MedalUS Army2012

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Innovation Working Group | Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Department of Medicine (ODEIM)Co-Chair2021 - Present
The Medical Innovation Group at Yale (MINNO)Co-Director2020 - Present