Board Eligible & Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
Kojo A. Marfo, MD is an Orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship-training in Adult Reconstruction. His areas of expertise include minimally-invasive total knee arthroplasty, direct-anterior total hip arthroplasty, minimally-invasive partial knee arthroplasty, complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty, and rapid rehabilitation protocols for faster recovery after surgery. His philosophy with patients is to treat them all as if they were his family members, and he chose this specialty so he could change lives.
Dr. Marfo was born in Koforidua, Ghana to a father who was a pediatrician and a mother who was a registered nurse. After leaving Ghana at the age of five, he and his family immigrated to the United States. He grew up in Sicklerville, NJ where he graduated from Timber Creek Regional High School as the class valedictorian. He then attended Villanova University and graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors. While attending Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Marfo was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed a rigorous five-year Orthopaedic surgery residency at Howard University Hospital, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident and was recognized as having the best operative skills at graduation. He later completed an additional year of advanced training in Adult Reconstruction at the world-renowned Joint Implant Surgeons (JIS) Orthopedics fellowship in New Albany, OH. During his fellowship year, he learned efficient, innovative, and evidence-based surgical techniques from some of the best hip and knee surgeons in the world.
His professional memberships include The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS).
He is well respected by his peers, and his patients frequently compliment him on his excellent bedside manner and congeniality. He was twice an Orthopaedic patient himself due to Achilles and Patellar tendon ruptures, so he empathizes well with his patients. He has multiple publications about hip and knee arthroplasty as well as various other topics in Orthopaedic Surgery. He continues to read up on the latest literature in the field, and tailors his practice to the knowledge ascertained from evidence-based medicine. Outside of Orthopaedics, his hobbies include football, basketball, chess, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
- Timber Creek Regional High School (NJ), 9/2000-6/2004
- Villanova University (PA), 8/2004-5/2008, Bachelor of Sciences in Biology
- Howard University College of Medicine (DC), 7/2009-6/2013
- Howard University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (DC) 7/2013-6/2018
- Joint Implant Surgeons Orthopedics Adult Reconstruction Fellowship (OH) 8/2018-7/2019
- Marfo K, Samuel S, Booker M, Williams J. Effect of Gentamicin Elution on the Mechanical Properties of Bone Cements. Poster presentation: 2010 Annual Meeting of the National Medical Association in Orlando, FL. Poster presentation: 2011 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in Long Beach, CA
- Gutierrez V, Kassim S, Bibi O, Marfo K, Ortega G, Rankin E, Paul H. Alternative for Carpal Tunnel Injection: Palmar Injection Site (Rankin’s Zone). J Surg Orthop Adv. 2015 Spring;24(1):1-4. PMID: 25830255.
- Okoroha K, Marfo K, Meta F, Matar, R, Shehab, R, Moutzouros, V, Makhni, E. Amount of Minutes Played Does Not Contribute to ACL Injury in NBA Athletes. Orthopedics. 2017 Jul 1;40(4):e658-e662. Epub 2017 May 8. PMID: 28481383.
- Marfo KA, Keith R. Berend, Adolph V. Lombardi. Flexion Contractures: A Stepwise Algorithmic Approach. Seminars in Arthroplasty. Volume 29, Issue 3. September 2018. Pages 229-235.
- Marfo KA, Keith R. Berend, Adolph V. Lombardi. Implant Extraction in Revision Knee Arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty. Volume 29, Issue 3. September 2018. Pages 250-253.
- Marfo KA, Berend KR, Morris MJ, Adams JB, Lombardi AV Jr. Mid-term results of modular tapered femoral stems in revision total hip arthroplasty. Surg Technol Int. 2019 May 14;35. Pii: sti35/1146. PMID: 31087320.
- Greco NJ, Marfo KA, Berend KR (2020). The Mobile Bearing in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. In: Gerlinger T. Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Springer, Cham. Pages 69-94.
- Basketball, Football, Traveling, Chess, Adult Reconstruction, Trauma
7710 NW 71st Court
Tamarac, FL 33321
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