Dr. Awantang is originally from Yaounde, Cameroon and is Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Hand Surgery through the University of Alabama. He graduated from Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton , Ohio and completed his Internship and Residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C. , where he was a member of the hand and upper extremity surgery team at that same hospital . Dr. Awantang is the only Board Certified Hand Surgeon in Panama City and has been a practicing specialist at Southern Orthopedic Specialists, P.A. since 2012. He was also a staff member at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia where he practiced general orthopedics and hand surgery.