Chris Marfo, MD, MBA



Tema, Ghana

Personal Interests:

Soccer, basketball and lifting

Resident Bio:

I was born and raised in Ghana where I attained my early education. Immigrated to the U.S. and completed high school before entering Rutgers University for college and finally to Yale for medical and business school. I am fascinated by health systems as it relates to decisions regarding resource allocation and delivery. I like the variety of training opportunities available within the UW Surgery umbrella in terms of faculty interests and hospitals. I enjoy living in the Northwest even though I’m not much of an outdoor person, Seattle has something for everyone.

Undergraduate School:

Rutgers University

Medical School:

Yale University

General Surgery or Preliminary Program:

General Surgery – 5 year track

Clinical Interests:

Global Health, hepatobiliary, cardiothoracic

Professional Activities:


  1. Bhattacharya D, Marfo CA, Li D, Lane M, Khokha MK. CRISPR/Cas9: An inexpensive, efficient loss of function tool to screen human disease genes in Xenopus. Dev Biol. 2015;408(2):196‐204. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.11.003