Agnes Ezekwesili

Perelman School of Medicine- University of Pennsylvania



Agnes Chinwe Faith Ezekwesili is a Nigerian-American passionate about increasing access to high-quality surgical care world-wide. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Cain Scholar where she received her BS in Public Health: Nutrition from the Gilling�s School of Global Public Health. She will be joining the Perelman School of Medicine Class of 2024 at the University of Pennsylvania to receive her MD. Growing up overseas and her various life experiences have greatly shaped and molded her vision for the future contributions she will make to the medical field. She served as a medical care volunteer in Senya Beraku, Ghana for two months, working daily in a clinic and managing and implementing health outreach programs in surrounding and distant areas that served over 1500 people. She also worked in pulmonary bioengineering in the Regenerative Medicine Department of United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company. Additionally, she conducted research into the implications of molecular epigenetic structures on DNA damage repair mechanisms and contributed to currently published papers and manuscripts in preparation examining the impact of chromatin structure on cellular replication timing.

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