July 25, 2012


Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications


800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797

KidsPeace welcomes Drs. Benjamin Wowo, Welda Duque 

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP. – KidsPeace is pleased to welcome two new doctors to our staff. Dr. Benjamin Wowo and Dr. Welda Duque, both child and adolescent psychiatrists, started work July 16, with primary assignment in our residential units.

Wowo’s previous work experience includes psychiatry at SUNY – Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn and resident physician at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center New York.  He was also the director of program, planning and analysis at Harlem Hospital Center. 

Wowo is board certified in psychiatry with medical licensure in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and New York. He graduated from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, La., with a master’s in public health and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu Campus, with a bachelor of medicine and a bachelor of surgery.      

Duque’s previous employment includes St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem as an attending physician/assistant professor; medical director for Centennial School, Lehigh University; inpatient physician for Kings County Hospital and SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn as a clinical assistant professor.

Duque is licensed in New York and Pennsylvania and is board eligible. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Manila, with a doctorate in medicine and the University of the Philippines, Manila, with a bachelor of science in psychology.

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About KidsPeace

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.