Department of Surgery

Derek Afflu, MD

  • General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 Research)


Koforidua, Ghana

Why I Chose the University of Pittsburgh

There are many good General Surgery residency programs in the country, but very few offer the opportunity to take your training beyond the borders of the country. I was looking for a program that would give me that; the ability to incorporate Global Surgery into my training and UPMC gave me just that.

Non-Academic Accomplishments

I am a avid fan of epic fantasy novels by authors such as JRR Tolkien (LOTR), RA Salvatore (D&D), Trudi Canavan and Brent Weeks. They have been my inspiration in my attempt to pen a novel of my own.

Education & Training

  • Howard University College of Medicine