Project Description

Professor Peter Amollo (P. A.) Odhiambo, MBBS, MMed (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FCS (ECSA), FACC
Professor Peter Amollo (P. A.) Odhiambo, MBBS, MMed (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FCS (ECSA), FACC
Kenyan consultant thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, is the founding chair of Kenya Cardiac Society. He is a professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Nairobi. He is a founder and former chairman of the Kenya Cardiac Society, and a former president of the Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR).
Prof Karen Sliwa
Prof Karen SliwaMD, PhD, FESC, FACC, DTM & H
Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa University of Cape Town, South Africa. Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and postpartum is one of her main areas of clinical and pathophysiological research. Recent progress in understanding underlying pathophysiology of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, enabled by novel experimental approaches interlinked with unique international efforts has led to great progress in awareness and management of the disease.
Professor Peter Verhamme
Professor Peter Verhamme physician at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Coordinator of the Vascular Medicine and Haemostasis Unit of the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.
His main clinical interests and clinical research programmes concern the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thrombosis. He is actively involved in many clinical trials, as investigator, national coordinator or steering committee member.
Professor Ntobeko Ntusi
Professor Ntobeko Ntusi Head and Chair of Medicine and Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.
He obtained a B.Sc(hons) degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Haverford College, USA, and an MB.ChB degree from UCT, before completing a fellowship in Internal Medicine through the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He served his internship and later worked as a community service medical officer and senior house officer at Frere Hospital in East London, South Africa.
Dr. Okechukwu Ogah
Dr. Okechukwu Ogah Consultant Physician/Cardiologist University College Hospital, Ibadan.
He graduated with MBBS degree in Medicine/Surgery (1995) and Masters degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Ibadan; Diploma in Bioethics, West African Bioethics centre, Ibadan, Certificate in Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Dundee, UK. He has also completed a PhD programme in Medicine/Cardiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Dr Lukoye Atwoli
Dr Lukoye Atwoli Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Mental Health and is currently the Dean, School of Medicine, Moi University College of Health Sciences.
He is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and at the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH). He is the head of Mental Health Services at the Centre for Assault Recovery- Eldoret (CAR-E) (a specialized Centre for sexual and gender-based violence).
In addition, Dr Atwoli is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.
Dr. Blanche Cupido
Dr. Blanche Cupido Consultant cardiologist with a special interest in congenital heart disease, cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease.
She graduated from UCT in 2001 and spent 2 years in Kwazulu Natal, completing her internship and community service. After working in the UK for a year, she returned to Groote Schuur Hospital to complete her physician training in 2009 and her cardiology training in 2013. In 2016, she spent a year doing a post-graduate fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Leeds, UK. In 2017, she also completed a certificate in advance heart failure management from the University of Zurich and the European Cardiac Academy.
 Professor Elijah Ogola
Professor Elijah Ogola FACC Secretary General PASCAR
Professor Elijah Ogola graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1979 and finished residency in the same institution in 1985.
He undertook cardiology training in the United States and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
He joined the Faculty of the University in 1986 and is still a member of the Faculty.
He was Chairman of the Department of Medicine between 2000 and 2008.

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