Humanitarian Dr. Michael K. Obeng Joins Vanessa Williams, Loretta Devine, Peter Wise And Dr. Maxine Anderson As Awards Recipients At The NAACP Evening Of Excellence
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Michael K. Obeng, a Board Certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is being recognized for his philanthropic contributions, with the NAACP Humanitarian Award on November 11, 2013 in Los Angeles. Dr. Obeng was born into poverty in Ghana, Africa, persevered over unimaginable obstacles to become Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Elizabeth Health Center before coming to Los Angeles and joining the staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. His Beverly Hills practice specializes in cosmetic surgery of the aging face, neck, breast, body, trunk, extremities and genitalia. He was named among “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2011, and is among the few surgeons in the world to successfully reattach a limb, and he is an expert in complex reconstructive surgery, hand, and microneurovascular surgery.
What he is most proud of, however, are the efforts of RESTORE, a charitable organization he founded in 2008. He began giving back by donating his surgical skills, traveling at his own expense, to his own native country, and has now expanded his mission to include several third world countries. The charity provides free reconstructive surgery to abused and battered women and children, and people with congenital and accidental deformities. He also advocates for the underprivileged in the U.S., educating them about the post-reconstructive surgery options that are available after breast cancer treatment.
He has garnered many prestigious awards, including a research grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the coveted Herman B. Barnett award in Surgery and Anesthesia; however the NAACP Humanitarian Award is very special to him. “I am humbled and honored to be recognized by the NAACP for this award that has been shared in the past by the likes of Magic Johnson. My work has just begun, and I look forward to doing this on a full time basis in the foreseeable future.”
Dr. Obeng has also published extensively, and lectures on breast aesthetics, augmentation and reconstruction to international audiences. When he is not speaking on plastic surgery, he can be found traveling around the nation giving his award-winning motivational speech, Perseverance. Clearly, he is the personification of that message. It is through his own perseverance, tenacity and passion that he has chosen to share his much sought after skills with those who would otherwise not be able to benefit from life-changing procedures.
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