President & Chair of Academic Board
PROF. ANYETEI TONYELI LASSEY MB ChB (UG), FRCOG, FWACS, FGCPS, MPH (Leeds)
Professor Anyetei Tonyeli Lassey is an associate professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ghana Medical School since 2004.
He is an experienced teacher of obstetrics and gynecology, and his beneficiaries include medical students, postgraduate doctors as well as midwives.
However, Prof. Lassey is best known for his devotion to the plight and care of obstetric fistula patients who live predominantly in rural Ghana, where he and his team regularly travel to perform fistula surgery. At the moment, the team visits 13 hospitals to offer outreach fistula surgical service.
Prof Lassey is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (England), a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and also a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Currently he is the President of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He is also a member of several committees and Boards including the Board of the Mercy Women’s Hospital and Fistula Centre at Mankessim as well as the chairman of the Ghana Obstetric Fistula Fund, an NGO dedicated to the support and care of obstetric fistula patients, the poorest of the poor patients!
OTHER COLLEGE OFFICERS
Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule MB ChB, PhD, FWACP, FGCP, FRCP
Professor Plange-Rhule is the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He had his undergraduate medical training at the School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Subsequently, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Renal Physiology from the Victorian University of Manchester, UK. Following that, he undertook his residency training in Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow West Africa College of Physicians; Fellow Ghana College of Physicians and a Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London.
Until recently Prof Plange-Rhule was the Head of the Department of Physiology of the School of Medical Sciences, Kumasi and a Consultant Physician in the Department of Medicine, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where he started the Hypertension and Renal Clinic and has overseen its operations for the past twenty years. He had also been the Head of Nephrology Services at the KATH prior to taking up his current appointment. He has over two decades of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, St George’s, University of London. He was a Deputy Director of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and a Past President of the Ghana Medical Association. He is the current President of the Ghana Kidney Association.
Professor Plange-Rhule has extensive experience in research, particularly, among populations of African origin, in the fields of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. He has engaged in several internationally funded research projects and has published extensively in these areas. He has also contributed chapters to two books.