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Rockefeller Oteng, MD

Lead Clinician & Residency Director, Komfo Anokye  Teaching Hospital (KATH)

Ghanaian-born, US-trained emergency physician and a faculty in the University of Michigan (UM) Department of Emergency Medicine (EM).  He is also a co-investigator on an NIH Fogarty Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Grant between the University of Michigan (UM) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana . With this grant, he played key role in the development of an infrastructure to establish Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty in Ghana.  Currently he is the Lead Clinician/residency director in the Emergency Department (ED) at KATH: the first program in sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa.


Daniel Osei-Kwame, MBChB, FGCS

Acting Lead Clinician, Emergency Medicine , Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)

Dr. Osei-Kwame is among the pioneer group of emergency medicine physicians in Ghana. He is an instructor of ATLS and a member of the faculty of emergency Medicine at the Ghana College of Surgeons. He is an adjunct lecturer with the College of Allied Health Sciences of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and an adjunct faculty member with the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives. He is an instructor at the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School in Ghana.

His research interests include trauma with a special interest in Traumatic Brain Injury. And sepsis in austere environments. He is currently working with the establishment of a trauma registry in KATH and is the site PI for an ongoing evaluation of the outcomes of moderate and severe TBI in KATH.

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Kwando Sarbeng, MBChB, MPH

Deputy Director for Research and Development and the Head of the Research, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)

He is a Senior Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist subspecializing in Reproductive Health with a Fellowship from the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also a Public Health Physician and Adjunct Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the KNUST School of Medicine and Dentistry.Dr. Sarbeng is a part time Senior Lecturer in Research Methods and has extensive research experience both locally and internationally. He has supervised a lot of student dissertations at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is the local Program Director for the Fellowship Program in Reproductive Health and Family Planning. Dr Sarbeng is a women’s health advocate and has collaborated a lot of research aimed at reducing maternal mortality and improving access to healthcare in vulnerable groups.

About the Hospital:

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is located in Kumasi, the Regional Capital of Ashanti Region with a total projected population of 4,780,380 (2010)

The geographical location of the 1200-bed Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the road network of the country and commercial nature of Kumasi make the hospital accessible to all the areas that share boundaries with Ashanti Region and others that are further away. As such, referrals are received from all the northern regions (namely, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions), Brong Ahafo, Central, Western, Eastern and parts of the Volta Regions.

By 1952, the need to construct a new hospital to cater for the fast increasing population in Kumasi and therefore Ashanti Region arose. The European Hospital was therefore transferred to the Kwadaso Military Quarters to make way for the new project to begin. In 1954/55 the new hospital complex was completed and named the Kumasi Central Hospital. The name was later changed to the Komfo Anokye Hospital in honor and memory of the powerful legendary fetish priest, Komfo Anokye.

The hospital became a Teaching hospital in 1975 for the training of Medical Students in collaboration with the School of Medical Sciences of the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

The vision of the hospital is to become a centre of excellence in the provision of specialist health care services.

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