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Dr. Mokenge Malafa

Grad year: ’82
Major: Human Adaptability
Award Year: 2012

Dr. Mokenge Malafa

Dr. Mokenge Malafa is a nationally prominent surgeon and leading researcher in the fight against cancer. Malafa grew up in a small African village in the nation of Cameroon, moved to boarding school in Paris as a teen, when a mentor told him to investigate the excellence of the UW System and its Green Bay campus for studies in pre-med. Malafa is chair of the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, located in Tampa. He specializes in surgical oncology, often with patients battling pancreatic cancer. He has been named to the "Best Doctors in America" list of specialists most often named by other doctors as the ones they’d choose to see.

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