From The President's Desk


    Greetings from California! I extend a hearty welcome to all of our new as well as re-registered members. And I want to extend concerns and prayers to everyone affected by the recent floods and severe storms. It's my hope and sincere wish that restitution will happen in a timely and efficient way.

    It’s my pleasure to announce to you the formal election results:

    President Elect:

    Dr. Shirley Ayuk-Takem

    Dr. Shirley Ayuk-Takem is an ICU physician based out of the Dallas, TX metro area. She is the CEO of Soleil Medical Group and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL obtaining a BS degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked for a few years as a Registered respiratory therapist and continued on to medical school on scholarship at the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Arizona where she earned her D.O. degree. She went on to do an Internal Medicine residency in Detroit, MI and a Critical care medicine fellowship in NJ. 

    Two-year voting Board member:

    Dr. Nicole Fobi-Nunga

    Dr. Nicole Fobi Nunga is a Georgia based Hospitalist with over 10 years extensive experience in acute care and ambulatory settings. She began her medical career in Berlin, Germany, studying at Freie Universitaet, completed an Internal Medicine Residency in Morehouse School of Medicine and is now a physician with an unrestricted US License and Board Certification in Internal Medicine. She is a preventive care practitioner lending her expertise predominantly in settings such as medical wards, acute and intensive care units and rehabilitation centers. 

    One year voting Board member:

    Dr. Bonaventure Ngu

    Dr. Bonaventure Ngu is from the Washington/Maryland/Virginia area where he began his career in medicine. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with an Electrical Engineering degree and went on to pursue a degree in medicine from University of Maryland School of Medicine where he graduated in 2000.

    He is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who is passionate about his patients and his mission to restore mobility to those that suffer from chronic back pain. Dr. Ngu is currently the CEO of Premiere Spine Institute in Woodlands, TX, in operation since 2012 where he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the neck and back. 

    Committee Sign-ups

    Unfortunately, our website continues to offer some technical challenges. In May, I had requested that all members sign up for three committees. The instructions were to do that through the website. Everyone who did sign-ups then, please accept my “Thanks” for your commitment and due diligence. At the same time, however, I must apologize for requesting you to now do the sign-ups again. If you have not submitted your committee choices up to now, please do seize this opportunity to let us know. Instructions are below.
    Time is now of the essence
    The chairs for your committees need to contact you before June is over. Let me remind you that ACPA needs your ideas, your thoughts, your involvement-even if you’re only able to attend a few of the committee meetings. The fortunate thing with our ZOOM meeting site is that several committees can hold sessions at the same time. What that means is that you can spend a portion of your time in 2 committee meetings that are going on simultaneously. So, do not be concerned about potentially conflicting schedules. I also want to again point out/remind you that some committees will not hold very many meetings during the year, while others will have a more lively schedule. 

    Ongoing Financial Support

    ACPA has ongoing costs and financial obligations beyond the Annual Conference. You can make a difference-AN ABSOLUTELY PAINLESS DIFFERENCE- through your everyday Amazon purchases. ACPA will receive 0.05% per qualified item purchase cost. Now, this may not seem like a lot, but it is additive over time per individual.   And if more than one member participates, additive becomes multiple
    Please go to and follow the hyperlink to sign up.
    Please be sure to correct the Charity listed at the top to our full name: Association of Cameroonian Physicians in the Americas.
    By the way, there is also an opportunity to make an outright donation at this same hyperlink. Remember, every penny counts.

    Better still, why don’t you do both! 

    Thanks for all you do for ACPA.

    The organization has many resources so please feel free to reach out to us as you see fit.


    Your President,

    Cassandra J. Ndiforchu




    The Membership in the Association is open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage, physicians married to Cameroonians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Cameroon, practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in the United States of America and Canada.

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    Association of Cameroonian Physicians
    in the Americas, Incorporated

    Phone: (912) 584-0163

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