It is the dream of many Ghanaians to have an environment that helps and rewards them for their work but not many, like Dr Michael Boateng, think about giving back to the place that made them.
Dr. Michael K. Obeng, the founder of one of Beverly Hills' biggest plastic surgery clinics, MiKO, is a man who can count entertainment celebrities among his clientele but it would seem he finds more fulfilment in giving back to his background.
In a report initially carried by Face2FaceAfrica.com, the Harvard-trained Ghanaian plastic surgeon and health consultant was revealed as the only African plastic surgeon in the affluent suburb of Beverly Hills.
Dr Obeng was formerly a chief of plastic surgery at St. Elizabeth Health Centre in Arizona.
Twice, he has been named among America’s top plastic surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2011 and 2014.
But for Dr Obeng, all of the money and acquaintance with celebrities and socialites count for little if others do not benefit from his millions.
Through his foundation, R.E.S.T.O.R.E Worldwide, an organisation that offers free surgery and related medical services to children and adults in various African countries, he is set to visit South Africa and Kenya as well as Gabon to set up a R.E.S.T.O.R.E. mission before visiting other countries, most likely including Ghana.
Dr Obeng say he was born into an underprivileged home in Ghana before moving to the U.S. in 1993.
With sheer determination and ambition, he worked himself through Harvard and is now giving back to people as a way of giving back to the society from which he came.
Dr Obeng, who is also a winner of the prestigious Herman B. Barnett award in Surgery and Anesthesia, has already done over 500 successful free surgeries in Africa and hopes to increase his reach and impact on his next African tour.
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