Kaku Barkoh, MD, spine surgeon at Orthopaedic Associates (Kingwood, Texas). Dr. Barkoh serves as medical director of spine surgery at HCA Houston Healthcare in Kingwood, Texas. He mentors black high school and college students who are interested in medicine.
Hi Dr. Barkoh, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
BEDS AND KITCHEN TABLES HAVE become the new office settings in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. While working from home has offered its share of perks, it has also led to an increase of patients suffering from a variety of back and neck pain.
An orthopedic surgeon in the Houston area, Dr. Barkoh mentors African-American high school and college students who are interested in medicine. As a minority in the surgical field, he can speak from experience on how to overcome challenges and the value of good, old-fashioned hard work.