Alumni Profile: Biology Alumna Serves Community and Country

Spring Summer 2022 Issue

Daisy Conduah ?06 Daisy Conduah ’06While a strong science foundation at Susquehanna helped Daisy Conduah ’06 become a medical doctor, it was her participation in Susquehanna’s extracurricular activities — including serving as undergraduate representative on the Board of Trustees — that helped her become a well-rounded leader.

“As a student, I had the opportunity to hold many leadership positions,” Conduah recalls. “They allowed me learn how to interact with individuals of various backgrounds, and I have applied many of the lessons learned in my duties as an officer in the Army and as a physician in obstetrics and gynecology.”

After majoring in biology with a minor in health care studies at Susquehanna, Conduah completed Southern Illinois University’s post-baccalaureate medical/ dental education preparatory program. She went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine — which she completed with the assistance of the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program, in exchange for her service in the U.S. Army Medical Department.

She completed a yearlong internship as a general surgery resident physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, before serving as a general medical officer with the 83rd Chemical Battalion in Fort Stewart, Georgia, where she provided medical care for 1,400 active-duty service members. She also served as the medical lead on a short deployment to Panama’s San Jose Island to assess hazardous World War II munitions for destruction and removal.

“Working in medical missions has always been a passion of mine,” Conduah says. “I’m hoping that through my work, I can provide care to individuals who are typically unable to access or afford it.”

Conduah began her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she provided care to veterans and active-duty military service members and their families. She was promoted to the rank of major in 2019, and now serves as a surgeon in gynecology and attending physician in obstetrics at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Killeen Medical Home in Killeen, Texas.

Upon completing her military service, Conduah plans to work part time as an OB-GYN in the U.S., spending the rest of her time with family and completing missionary work in Ghana.

Whenever possible, Conduah assists Susquehanna’s premedical students through mentorships and by sharing her real-world experiences. 

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