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Kwame Tuffuor, MD, MBA

Instructor of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Adult Emergency Department

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Kwame Tuffuor, MD, MBA

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Dr. Tuffuor currently serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. His interest includes operational management along with the improvement of patient experience, patient safety, patient satisfaction, and quality of care with a special focus on underserved populations.

Dr. Tuffuor completed an Administration Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine along with an Executive MBA (EMBA) at Yale School of Management.

Dr. Tuffuor was born in Ghana and raised in the Bronx, NY. Upon completion of an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Virginia, he served as a Post Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow at National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Following NIH, he served as the Senior HIV Tester Counselor/Clinical Data Manager Supervisor at Howard University Hospital while attending Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Tuffuor completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health and served as the Resident leader and liaison for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Northwell Emergency Medicine Service Line. He was awarded the Joseph LaMantia Award of Excellence in Service and Accomplishments.

Education & Training

  • Administrative Fellow
    Yale University (2023)
  • MBA
    Yale University School of Management (2023)
  • Resident
    Zucker School of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ) (2021)
  • MD
    Howard University College of Medicine (2018)
  • BS
    University of Virginia, Biochemistry (2009)

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