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Â By Denis Foretia, MD.MPH.MBA*
*Dr. Denis Foretia is a surgeon and president of the Cameroon Professional Society (CPS).
He holds a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, a Masters in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the Carey School of Business also at the Johns Hopkins University.
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Denis Foretia, MD
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Denis Foretia, MD,MBA,MPH
Dr. Denis A. Foretia
is a Resident in Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine
in Atlanta, Georgia.
A native of Cameroon, he
has for the past years been intricately involved in community development and collective progress within the Cameroonian community.
As the former Executive Co-chair of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, he helped spearhead major community service-oriented and leadership-driven projects geared towards uplifting inner-city children in the Greater Nashville area.
leadership as National President of the Cameroon Students Association
(CAMSA-USA) saw a paradigm shift towards positive intellectual discourse and the development of philanthropic projects that solidified CAMSA's
standing in the community as the premier student organization in the diaspora.
remains very involved with helping young Cameroonians transition into professional institutions and grow in their professional careers.
has been recognized with multiple academic and professional awards such as the Vanderbilt Deans Scholarship
and the Overall Fellowship.
He is a prolific writer with strong interests in community development, cultivating a new crop of patriotic leaders and the empowerment of individuals for self-determination.
recent article "The Cameroon Dilemma" challenged Cameroonians from all walks of life to "participate constructively, in nation-building and the advancement of ethnic, tribal, religious and political tolerance across all sectors of the social strata."
Dr. Denis A. Foretia completed medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville - Tennessee.
He holds a Bachelors degree with honors in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and currently sits on various leadership committees within the Cameroonian community.
News - Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria
"Her accomplishments are but a dream for most in the research community and her tenacity, drive and singular focus have distinguished her among researchers worldwide but especially in Africa" noted Dr. Denis Foretia, President of the Cameroon Professional Society.
She is not only a great role model but a representation of le crème de la crème within the academic community.
The Entrepreneur - Cameroon's Premier Economic & Business Journal: Management
"Through our website, we hope to reach the many Cameroonian professionals residing in the United States and abroad, to seek concrete ways of advancing ourselves, our communities, and nurturing a new generation of leaders to propel our country forward," said Dr. Denis A. Foretia, President of the Cameroon Professional Society.