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Dr. Kwadwo Ohene Asante

Retired Medical Director, Professor Emeritus, and Pediatrician

Dr. Asante, MSM, B.Sc., MB.ChB., FRCPC, DABP, is recognized as an expert in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and was one of the first pediatricians to study and publish on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in Canada. Dr. Asante has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada in recognition of more than thirty years of dedicated service for individuals, families, and communities impacted by FASD.

Dr. Asante's credentials include:

  • B.Sc. - University of British Columbia (1958)
  • MB.ChB - University of Glasgow (1964)
  • Involved in extensive Pediatric practice in Northern British Columbia and the Yukon as Consultant Pediatrician to four hospitals (1970-1990)
  • Medical Director of Kitimat Child Development Centre (1973-1990)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics UBC (1983-1995)
  • Clinical Asst. Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics. University of British Columbia 1995 - current)
  • Pediatrician, The Asante Centre (2000-present)
  • Consultant Pediatrician, Maple Ridge, BC (1990-present)
  • Medical Director, Child Development Centre, Maple Ridge, BC (1991-1996)
  • Consultant at the Fetal Alcohol Clinic, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Vancouver (1992-1995)
  • Chair of the BC FAS Resource Society (1996-1997)
  • Appointed to the B.C. Children's Commission (1997-2002)
  • Received the honour of "Friend of the University and of Northern BC" from the University of Northern British Columbia (May 1994)
  • Elected a "Senior Member" of the Canadian Medical Association in 2000 for contributions to medicine in Canada
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, University of Northern BC (May 28, 2004)
  • Meritorious Service Medal of Canada
  • Black Business Professionals 2007 Harry Jerome Award for Health Sciences
  • BC Pediatric Society's Dr. Judith Hall Award recipient for 2011
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient for 2012