Liberia’s President Honors World-Renowned US-Based Ghanaian Surgeon With Global Excellence Award

Liberia’s President Honors World-Renowned US-Based Ghanaian Surgeon With Global Excellence Award

President of the Republic of Liberia George Weah has honored the world-acclaimed US-Ghanaian surgeon, Dr. Michael K. Obeng for his excellent contribution to the global health industry.

The US-based Ghanaian surgeon will receive a Global Excellence Award for his service to humanity and his pioneering role in reshaping a better future for succeeding generations, through his free surgeries across the world.

Dr. Obeng, who doubles as the founder of  Restore Worldwide Inc – a foundation for reconstructive surgery- is receiving the award in the international category of excellence as part of the 2023 Golden Image Award (GIA).

The convener for GIA is the President of Liberia, George Weah and this year’s award ceremony forms an integral part of Liberia’s 176th Independence Day celebration.

A congratulatory message sent from the committee and signed by the Executive Director, Liberia Crusaders for Peace, Ambassador Juli Endee read “the Secretariat of the Golden Image Awards; the Liberia Crusaders for Peace in association with the Government of the Republic of Liberia extend compliments to you and pleased to inform you of your selection as winner and recipient of the Golden Image Award 2023, in the international category of Excellence.”

“Your selection comes following a thorough evaluation of your service to humanity and the pioneering role you are playing to reshape a better future for succeeding generations. Your service proved captivating and possessed all the attributes listed in the selection criteria; hence, the committee selected you as the Winner of the Global Excellence Award.”

Dr. Obeng will personally receive the award in Monrovia on August 18 during the official Kukatornon Peace Ceremony.

About Dr. Michael K. Obeng
Dr. Obeng was born in Ghana in 1973. He completed his high school at Prempeh College, a boy’s educational institution in Kumasi. He served as a dining hall prefect in his final year at his school. When he was 15, he met medical professionals from Operation Smile.

He obtained his undergrad degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, after he moved to the United States. He obtained a degree in B.S. in chemistry and received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical School. He received a fellowship at Harvard Medical School, specializing in hand, wrist, and micro neurovascular surgery. Obeng gave the commencement address at his alma mater Midwestern State University, in 2016.


Obeng is a Ghanaian plastic surgeon and is the Director of MiKO Plastic Surgery and MiKO Surgery Centre in Beverly Hills. He is also the President of Global Health Solutions, a healthcare consulting firm with a mission to bridge the gap between morbidity and healthy living worldwide.

Obeng came under the spotlight after provided free treatment to Tessica Brown, a woman who had applied Gorilla Glue on her hair. He managed to remove it successfully.

In 2015, Obeng and his then wife, Veronika, participated in the E! reality television series Second Wives Club. In 2016, Obeng filed a lawsuit against E! and its parent company, NBCUniversal, seeking an injunction to bar the network from airing any episodes that include him and his children.

In 2018, Obeng made national headlines for successfully performing forehead reduction surgery. In 2019, he again made headlines for successfully performing rib removal surgery on Justin Jedlica and has served as plastic surgery consultant for a variety of print and television publications, such as the Inquisitr regarding socialite Kim Kardashian’s changes in facial structure throughout her career.

In 2020, Obeng and his surgery center were sued by a patient for posting nude photos of her on social media without consent. A $600,000 judgment was entered against Obeng for invasion of privacy and violation of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence per se and misappropriation of likeness. Obeng appealed the judgment but it was affirmed by the California Court of Appeal in May 2023. The patient’s lawyer noted that “Dr. Obeng’s actions were egregious violations of our client’s privacy rights. Using private information, obtained while providing medical care, to promote the doctor’s business on social media cannot be tolerated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *