Dr. Miesha Frempong completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Duke University in Durham North Carolina. Her area of expertise includes childhood and adult strabismus, childhood cataracts, glaucoma, ptosis and eyelid disorders, tearing disorders in children, optical correction of refractive error, retinoblastoma and retinopathy of prematurity.
She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is one of the principal surgical instructors of resident physicians at Mount Sinai. She also serves at the Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at Elmhurst Hospital.
A native New Yorker, she left the city after high school to pursue undergraduate, medicine and health policy studies at Yale University and Yale School of Medicine/Epidemiology and Public Health. Dr. Frempong completed her internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai and an ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Interested in international health and health policy, she has traveled to and worked in numerous countries around the world. Since 2001, she has been an active volunteer with the Virtue Foundation. It is a non-profit organization with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations.
Dr. Frempong has been a passionate contributor to the organization and execution of annual surgical teaching missions in Mongolia and Ghana. She is part of a team of doctors, nurses and other volunteers bringing life-saving, sight-restoring and other operations to Mongolians and Ghanaians while educating local surgeons and healthcare professionals. The outcomes of these efforts have been life changing for her and the patients she has cared for.
Dr. Frempong also volunteers for the East Harlem Health Outreach Program at Mount Sinai. It is a medical student run organization that provides free healthcare services to the uninsured and indigent within the East Harlem community.
She speaks Spanish, her mother’s (Panamanian) native tongue, and Twi, her father’s (Ghanaian) native tongue.