Bertha Ayi: Doctor, Author, and Motivational Speaker
Since August of 2015, I have hosted a program called “Word of Inspiration.” You can find archives of my radio and YouTube broadcasts on this website. I have also authored two books and written articles for medical journals and several internet publications.
What Drives Me
I am passionate about malaria eradication and poverty reduction, particularly in Africa. To improve the lives of all those who are living in harsh conditions, I plan to build world-class health centers in the continent.
Education and Credentials
I completed my medical education in 1997 at the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS), which is known for graduating astute clinicians. I graduated with honors and received the Alcon/Paracelsus award in Ophthalmology.
I finished my internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital Inc. in 2002. This hospital is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. In 2004, I completed my fellowship training in infectious diseases via a combined training program at Creighton University Medical Center, VA hospital and the The Nebraska Medical Center.
I am a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In 2013, I earned a Master in Business Administration - Health Services Administration degree at the University of South Dakota.
Experience as an Educator and Medical Professional
I am an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center. I have extensive experience as an infectious disease specialist working in Iowa, South Dakota, Tennessee and Maryland. I have been involved in infection control and antibiotic stewardship activities at my practice locations.