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Buenor Puplampu - Physician > Neurosurgery
Buenor Puplampu
The Newton Medical Group
180 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612 
Tel:  510-207-4800
About Buenor Puplampu

QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER, CA Board Certified, American Board of Neurosurgery


1963 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Pre-Med
1967 University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Doctor of
1967-1968 Internship, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1969-1971 Residency, General Surgery, McGill University (Jewish General and University of
Montreal Hospitals)
1971-1974 Residency, Neurosurgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit,
Michigan. Rotation: Detroit General Hospital, Grace Hospital, Harper Hospital and
Children's Hospital of Michigan.


1968-1989 Teaching Fellow in Anatomy, University of Toronto, Department of Anatomy
1974-1981 Staff Neurosurgeon; Alexian Brothers Hospital, San Jose Medical Center and Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Theresa Hospital, San Jose, California
1981-1996 Staff Neurosurgeon and Chief Critical Care Services; 37 Military Hospital and Korlebu
Teaching Hospital Accra. (Moved to Ghana and established Neurosurgical services in
Ghana at the above hospital in Accra)
1981 Appointed Lecturer, Department of Surgery at University of Ghana Medical School
1984-1996 Director and Chief of Neurosurgery, University of Ghana Medical School. Initiated
Residency Training Program in Neurosurgery in Ghana
1988 Examiner in Surgery (Neurosurgery), West African College of Surgeons.
1996-2000 Staff Neurosurgeon at Butterworth Hospital (now Spectrum Health), Metropolitan
Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, and General Medical Center at Muskegon, Michigan.
2000-2001 Neuromuscular Consultants, Oakland, California
2001-Present Newton Medical Group, Oakland, California


"Retrospective Review of 311 Cases of Missile Injuries to the Head at Detroit General Hospital", Presented to Michigan Neuroscience Society; 1973.

"Epidemiology of Cervical Spinal Stenosis in Ghana", Presented to West African College of Surgeons Meeting in Lome, Togo; 1987.

"Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System", Presented to P.A.A.N.S. Meeting in Harrare, Zimbabwe; 1988.

"Epidemiology of Hydrocephalus in Ghana", Presented to the P.A.A.N.S. Meeting in Harrare, Zimbabwe; 1988.

"Neurosurgery in Ghana", Journal of Neurosurgery, May, 1988.

"Use of Diagnostic Burr Holes in the Management of Acute Subdural Hematoma", Presented to the West African College of Surgeons Banjul, Gambia; 1989.

"The Epidemiology of Sellar and Parasellar Tumors in Ghana", Presented to the West African College of Surgeons Meeting, Accra, Ghana; 1993.

"Epidemiology of Trauma at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital", Presented to the Ghana Surgical Research Society, Accra, Ghana; 1994.

"Review of Carotid Angiograms in Evaluation of Intracranial Lesions Prior to the Advent of Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan in Ghana", (1982-1992); K.B. Jumah and B.O. Puplampu, Ghana Medical Journal, Vol. 29, 1995.

"The Place of Surgery in the Management of Pott's Disease", Presented to the West African College of Surgeons Meeting in Freetown, Sierra Leone; 1996.

"Indices in the Early Diagnosis of Tuberculosis of the Spine in Ghana", WAJM, Vol. 17, April-June 1998.

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Practice Areas: Physician > Neurosurgery

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