King Ampofo, DO, MS
Dr. Ampofo joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2023. He is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island East. Dr. Ampofo earned his bachelor degree from City University of New York (CUNY) in Jamaica, NY Dr. Ampofo did graduate studies at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NY then went on to Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine to complete is doctorate in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Dr. Ampofo is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Dr. Ampofo's academic and clinical interests include global health, rural medicine, women's health, geriatrics and pain management medicine.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DR. AMPOFO
Born and raised in a
developing country like Ghana, I found my passion for service very early. This,
combined with my interest in the sciences, naturally inclined me to medicine. I
moved to Bronx, NY with my family and navigated my way through community college,
then transferred and graduated from York College in Queens, NY with a
Biotechnology degree. After a brief stint as a Research technician, I did a
masters in Touro college before attending medical school at Liberty University
College of Osteopathic Medicine. I was drawn to family medicine because I
believe it is the ultimate privilege to partner with our patients and work
towards total wellness throughout their lifetimes.
I chose UTMB for the program’s robust training, the great sense of
community and camaraderie amongst everyone, and the family I would get to grow
up in as a resident. I believe UTMB will provide a strong platform to become
the well-rounded, empathetic, and diligent physician I aspire to be.
When not working I love to spend time with my wife and 2 girls,
watch/play soccer, brew Kombucha and learn how to make different vegetarian
dishes on YouTube.