Prof. Adam Gyedu


Research Areas/Interests

Injury Global Surgery Minimally invasive surgery  Cancer...~more

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Adam Gyedu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, School of Medical Sciences (SMS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. I have worked for KNUST for the past 12 years. I am also a General Surgeon, and currently head of the Surgery unit, University Hospital, KNUST.

He teaches surgery to students of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Additionally, he trains House Officers and Physician Assistants for their certification with the Ghana Medical and Dental Council and also trains surgery residents of both the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the West African College of Surgeons.

He is a fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, West Africa College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He also holds memberships with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons that champions the development and implementation of minimally invasive surgical techniques to improve patient outcomes; and the International Surgical Society, considered one of the most distinguished and prestigious international surgical societies in the world with the goal of working for international teaching of both general and specialized surgery. He is a member of the Ghana Hernia Society that trains district hospitals doctors in the use of mesh for modern hernia surgery and the Vice President of the Ghana Surgical Research Society, which aims to improve surgical services and research in Ghana. He is the president of Green Baobab LBG, a non-profit that provides medical and surgical services to the poor and underserved in Ghana and he also volunteer for ApriDec Medical Outreach Group, which offers free medical/surgical services to deprived communities of the northern parts of Ghana.

His research interests include Injury, Health Systems Strengthening, Cancer and Global Surgery. He is PI of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant on the use of a Trauma Intake Form to improve assessment and care of the injured in non-tertiary hospitals in Ghana. He is also co-Investigator and a management team member of an NIH D43 grant for improving research capacity to reduce the burden and consequences of injuries in Ghana and West Africa. Additionally, he is country PI of a Department of Defence W81XWH2110364 grant for an Effectiveness-Implementation study of enteral resuscitation for moderate-sized burns. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and have made many oral scientific presentations at various conferences and workshops in Ghana and abroad.

He is an Associate Editor for the World Journal of Surgery, having served on the Editorial Board for over 4 years. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Ghana Medical Journal. He also review for many other journals including International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, PLOS ONE, BMJ Open Gastroenterology,  African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Case Reports in Surgery,  Surgical Infections Journal, Journal of Surgical Research, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, and African Health Sciences.

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