Francis D. Dickson
East Legon (Adjiriganor)
Dr. Francis De’Graft Dickson is the founder and CEO of Nova Surgery Center in East Legon, Accra, Ghana. A native of Ghana, Dr. Dickson received his formative education at St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast.
He received his MD degree from Howard University Medical School in Washington DC. He went on to complete full training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Howard University Hospital and received his Specialty Board certification in 1989.
For over 25 years, Dr. Dickson ran an active, private clinical and medical practice in suburban Washington DC. He served as the Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and was frequently featured as a physician of excellence.
Dr Dickson’s expertise covers advanced surgical management of uterine fibroids and Endometriosis, using minimally invasive approach on laparoscopic or robotic platform. Dr Dickson retired from active practice in the United States in June 2017, to devote his attention to helping improve healthcare delivery in Ghana. He is an avid reader and spends his time off on exotic vacations with his wife, Dr Violet Habwe and their two lovely daughters, Ruth and Melanie.
May 1982 – Doctor of Medicine, Howard Univ College of Medicine, Washington, DC
May 1978 – BSc Chemistry Summa Cum Laude, Hunting College, Indiana
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT (PAST & PRESENT)
2010 – Update in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Howard Univ Med Center, Washington DC.
2004- Cosmetic Gynecology, Office Liposuction Workshop.
2003- Pelvic Floor Reconstruction workshop
1993 – Advanced Endoscopy- LAVH, Advanced Laproscopy, Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy.
1990 – Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy, Gynecological Laser Surgery.
1982-1987 – Intern/Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology, Howard UnivHosp, Washington DC.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND AFFILIATIONS
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American Board of Bariatric Physicians
American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists
Association of Ghana Physicians and Surgeons