Assistant Professor, Surgery
Gifty Kwakye, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Surgery in the Division of Colorectal Surgery. She graduated from Yale University with a BSc degree in both Biology and Psychology. She received her medical degree from Yale University in 2010 and holds an MA in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She completed her general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2017 and her colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2018. Dr. Kwakye joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018.
As a resident, she received multiple awards including the Robert T. Osteen and the Partners Health System Medical Education awards for excellence in teaching. Her passion for global health was also recognized with a Global Health Scholarship award from Johns Hopkins during her public health training.
Dr. Kwakye’s clinical expertise is in the treatment of colon and rectal oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal disorders, and utilizing minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease. Her particular interests are in the management of pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence.