Directorates

Various Directorates of the Hospital

Internal Medicine

                    Prof. Bernard Nkum

                   Head of Directorate

The Directorate of Medicine was inaugurated on the 30th of October, 2001 as a Clinical Directorate in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

The directorate provides specialist outpatient and inpatient services, medical emergency services, training of undergraduates and postgraduate medical and nursing professionals and also conduct research into Health Problems.

 STRUCTURE AND MEMBERSHIP OF MANANGEMENT TEAM

The Directorate is managed by a Seven (7) Member Management Team. It also has Technical Heads of the various sub-specialties as well as in-charges of the various wards.

 

Directorate Management Team Members

  1. Prof. Bernard Nkum – Head of Directorate       
  2. Dr. Frank B. Micah – Lead Clinician                     
  3. Mr. Joseph Attakorah – Pharmacy Manager       
  4. Rev. Raphael Obeng – Pharmacy Manager         
  5. Ms. Akua Kusiwaa Karikari – Nurse Manager       
  6. Ms. Stella Osae – Business Manager                     
  7. Mr. Eric Opoku-Ware – Accountant                       

HEADS-SUB-SPECIALTY /CONSULT SERVICES

  1. Isaac Owusu                Cardiology
  2. Fred Stephen Sarfo Neurology
  3. K. Opare Sem                Haematology/ Oncology              
  4. Martin Agyei                Dermatology
  5. Obeng Baah (Acting Head) Chest
  6. Betty R. Norman                H.I.V
  7. Frank Micah Diabetes
  8. Mrs. Siaw Lartey Asthma/Respiratory
  9. Mrs. Eileen Micah                Gastroenterology
  10. Kwame Yeboah Mensah               Rheumatology
  11. R. Phillips Infectious Diseases
  12. Pediter Okyere                Nephrology
  13. Osei Sarfo Kantanka Non-DM Endocrine

 

WARD/UNIT IN-CHARGES

  1. D1 Georgina A. Yeboah                                     
  2. D3 Juliet Boadi Ampofo
  3. D3 Stroke Unit Regina Jubin
  4. D4 Alberta Hagan
  5. D4 I.C.U Elizabeth Deborah Owusu
  6. D5 Angelina Adubofour
  7. D5 Day Care Unit Marynda Kusi Boakye    
  8. C6                Ernestina Ntiamoah       
  9. Medicine Critical Care Team John Antwi
  10. Dialysis Lilian Owusu Ntim
  11. Diabetes Centre Mary Ayipeh
  12. Diagnostics Centre Geogina Agyeiwaa Owusu
  13. Chest Clinic Ayisha Yusif
  14. Consulting Room One Dora Amankwa Ntori
  15. Non Invasive Cardio Lab Emmanuel Quansah
  16. Diet Therapy Unit David Asah-Kissiedu                       

KEY FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES

The directorate is mandated to provide the following

  1. Advance Specialist Medical Care
  2. Training of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical and Nursing professionals in Internal Medicine.
  3. Research
  4. Provide support to primary and secondary health institutions

 

UNITS

  1. Finance and Administration
  2. Pharmacy                                                                                                        
  3. Diet Therapy
  4. Diagnostic Centre
  5. Clinical Services
    1. Out-Patient Services
    2. In-Patient Services
    3. Medicine Critical Care Team (MCCT)
    4. Special Clinics
  • Respiratory/Asthma
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Chest
  • HIV
  • Haematology/Oncology
  • Renal
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Non-DM Endocrine

 

  1. Other Services
  • Endoscopy
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Ultrasound
  • Echocardiogram
  • Holter
  • Spirometry
  • Dialysis
  • Training of Post and Undergraduate Medical and Nursing Personnel
  • Research

DIRECTORATE HUMAN RESOURCE SITUATION- (2018 MID-YEAR REPORT)

CATERGORY                                                                            NUMBER

Doctors                                                                                                          87

Nurses                                                                                                            246

HCA/Ward Assistant                                                                                   21

Pharmacy staff                                                                                            14

Dieticians/Nutrition Officers                                                                    3

Medical Record Officers                                                                            6

Accountant                                                                                                   1

Finance Officer                                                                                            1

Revenue Officers                                                                                        7

Health Services Administrator                                                                  1

Administrative Manager                                                                           1

Private Secretary                                                                                         1

Orderlies                                                                                                        13

National Service Personnel                                                                       8            

RESEARCH AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

  • Analysis of germline STK11/LKB1 mutation in the family of patients with Peutz- Jeghers
  • Lipid studies in Kumasi
  • Prevalence of microalbuminuria in Sub- Saharan Africa: The Ghanaian perspective.
  • A study of humans as reservoir species for Mycobacterium ulcerans in Ghana.
  • A prospective study of Pharmacokinetic interaction between efavirenz and Artemisia- based anti-malarial drugs in Ghanaian HIV inpatients.
  • A study of the response of pre- ulcerative lesions caused by M. ulcerans to 8 weeks treatment of daily combination of Streptomycin and Rifampicin or Clarithromycin and Rifampicin at Tepa Government Hospital
  • A study of the response of pre- ulcerative and early ulcerative lesions caused by M. ulcerans 8 weeks treatment of daily combination of streptomycin and Rifampicin or Clarithromycin and Rifampicin is being carried out in the Ahafo Ano North district this is aimed at developing an oral regimen for treating buruli ulcer.
  • In collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Ahafo Ano North District colleagues in the department are carrying out an outreach education and diagnosis and treatment programme in the Ahafo Ano North District titled “Early detection diagnosis and treatment of Buruli Ulcer in the Ahafo Ano District, Ghana”.
  • Cardiovascular Failure in Severe Malaria.
  • Prevalence of diabetic nephropathy in patients attending the diabetic clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Endoscopy findings in patients with upper GIT bleeding at KATH
  • Association between serum uric acid levels and outcomes types and risk factors of stroke at KATH.

 

 UNIT AND CLINIC DAYS

CLINIC NAME

CLINIC LOCATION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Gen. Medicine

CR1

8am-12pm

8am-12pm

8am-2pm/

12pm-5pm

8am-12pm

8am-12pm/

12pm-5pm

Cardiology

CR1

8am-12pm

 

8am-12pm

 

12pm-5pm

DM

DM Centre

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

Gastroenterology

CR1

12pm-5pm

 

 

 

 

Neurology

CR1

 

8am-12pm

 

 

 

Rhuematology

CR1

 

 

 

12-4pm

 

Hypertension

CR1

 

12pm-5pm

 

 

 

Renal

Dialysis Centre

 

 

8am-12pm

8am-12pm

 

Asthma / Respiratory

CR1

 

 

12pm-5pm

 

 

Non-DM Endocrine

DM Centre

 

 

 

8-4pm

 

Dermatology

CR1

 

 

 

 

8am-12pm

Diet Therapy

Diet Therapy Centre

8-4pm

8-4pm

8-4pm

8-4pm

8-4pm

Rm 7

 

7:30am-2pm

 

 

 

Oncology

 

 

7:30am-2pm

 

 

Dialysis Centre

 

 

7:30am-2pm

 

 

Diabetes centre

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

Oncology

Oncology Building

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

Haematology

Oncology Building

 

 

8-4pm

8-4pm

8-4pm

Chest

Chest Clinic

 

8-2pm

 

8-2pm

 

HIV

Chest Clinic

 

 

8-2pm

 

8-2pm

Endoscopy

Diagnostic Centre

 

 

8:30am

 

 

Ultrasound

Diagnostic Centre

 

 

 

8:30am

 

ECG

Cardio Lab

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

Stress ECG

Cardio Lab

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

HOLTER ECG

Cardio Lab

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

8am-4pm

Echocardiograph

Cardio Lab

 

10am-1pm

10am-1pm

 

10am-1pm

Spirometry

Diagnostic Centre

11am

 

 

 

 

EEG

D3 Ward

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

Ankle Brachial Index

Cardio Lab

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

Foot Assessmant

DM Centre

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

8am-3pm

 

 

COLLABORATION

Infection collaborations

WHO- The department is collaborating with the WHO in coordinating a trial in the Buruli ulcer endemic districts (Ashanti Akim North, Ahafo Ano North, Nkawie Nwabigya and Dunkwa district) investigating the use of oral rifampicin and clarithromycin combination by contrast with rifampicin and streptomycin combination. This is the final year of the evaluation. Through longstanding collaborative work between the Department of Medicine, and WHO, Buruli Ulcer treatment centres have been set up at Nkawie, Dunkwa, Tepa and Agogo Government Hospitals with recent expansion to the St. Peter’s Hospital, Jacobu in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region.

University of Liverpool, South Tee’s Hospital, Middlesbrough (London) The department collaborated with University of Liverpool (London) and South Tee’s Hospital (UK) in finally evaluating the outcomes of introduction of Tenofovir in treating patients with Hepatitis B and HIV co-infection. This has been ongoing collaboration since 2008.

University of Loyola (Chicago) – The department in collaboration with the University of Chicago, Obuasi Municipality in Ashanti region and Daboya in the Northern Ghana carried out a population based evaluation of HCV to establish the true burden of the disease in Ghana. This multi-disciplinary structured “hepatitis network” that will enhance the collective ability to address the fundamental questions surrounding the hepatitis epidemic in West Africa has been established. The Africa Collaborative Hepatitis Network (HEPNET) was created through collaborative effort between the Department of Medicine and Loyola University in Chicago, USA.

 

St Georges University of London

This ongoing collaboration was established in 1996 for faculty in both institutions to undergo research and training. The areas of research pursued include Buruli ulcer, Hypertension and Renal Failure.  

 

 

Cardiology Collaborations

The Cardiology unit in the department centre collaborates with local and international collaborators.  Local collaborators include the Departments of Molecular Medicine, Community Health and Clinical and Social Pharmacy as well as the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR).  International partnerships have also been established with Cardiostart International;  Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute, China; Cardiovascular Centre, onze Lieve Vrouw Hospital, Aalst, Belgium (for cardiac surgery and pacemaker implantation); Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Utah (USA), Medtronic Global Health Initiative, University Hospital, Hamburg – Eppendorf, Germany.  

Neurology Collaborations

Stroke collaboration

SIREN is the largest study of Stroke in Africa to date and aims to characterize the

novel and emerging vascular and genetic risk factors for stroke among Africans. This study is in collaboration with the University of Ibadan.

 

Parkinsonism collaboration

In collaboration with Parkinson’s Institute in Milan, Italy, the Department of Medicine is investigating the genetics of predisposition to Parkinson’s disease. The Department currently provides Levodopa/Benserazide free of charge to patients with Parkinson’s disease who otherwise could not afford these medications.

Neurology training

By collaborating with the Universities of Utah and Stanford in the United States faculty from these institutions visit every year for 2-3 weeks to provide neurology training for medical students and residents.

 

Other ongoing collaborations include:

Trial of MIRASOL in Transfusion Products        TERUMO/University of Cambridge

Aflatoxin in Liver Disease                                   Alabama, USA

HIV research                                                   Brown University

Gastrointestinal research                                 Mayo Clinic, USA

Diabetes Research                                          ITM, Berlin

The Department of Medicine has educational links with the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), UK.

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