Dr. Kwame O. Asante is Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). In this position he plays a key role in overseeing and expanding the physical medicine and rehabilitation services, building a strong foundation for non-operative management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, physiatry and rehabilitation education, program planning and research.
Dr. Asante has written numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and lectured extensively. He has been invited as a subject matter expert to several programs including ESPN on concussion prevention and best practices for management.
Prior to joining NEBH, Dr. Asante served as both Associate Director in the Department of Physiatry and Education Director at Hartford Hospital. He was also an assistant professor at University of Connecticut school of Medicine from 2015 until joining NEBH in 2019.
He is double Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Physical Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine.
Dr. Asante earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College where he served as class president and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital and the renowned Moss Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as chief resident. Dr. Asante obtained his BS from Brandeis University in Chemistry where he was a Posse Foundation scholar.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Medicine
Meharry Medical College, 2009
University of Chicago Medical Center, 2010
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 2011
Temple University Hospital/Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, 2015
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Back, Neck & Spine, Brain Injury Medicine, Hip, Knee, Shoulder