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Samilia Obeng-Gyasi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. Obeng-Gyasi earned her B.S. in Biology (with highest distinction and departmental honors) from Indiana University-Bloomington and her MD from The University of Michigan. She completed her general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic and a Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) accredited breast surgery fellowship at Duke University. Due to her interest in health services research, after finishing her residency, she completed a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in "Quantitative Research Methods." Her research is focused on improving healthcare delivery and understanding socioeconomically based healthcare disparities among patients presenting with breast disease.
Learn more about Dr. Obeng-Gyasi's clinical experience at IU Health:
Titles & Appointments
- James A. Madura Scholar in Surgery
- Breast Surgical Oncology
- Medical Director, IU Health West Breast Care
My research evaluates how socioeconomic disparities affect outcomes in breast surgery. Specifically, I am interested in how insurance and financial hardship affect medical decision making and clinical outcomes.
Society of Surgical Oncology
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association (AMA)
Association of Women in Surgery
Association of Academic Surgery