Dr. Kwaku Gyamfi Oppong

Lecturer


Dept: Pharmacy Practice
Old Pharmacy Block, 1st floor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

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Pharmacy practice, pharmacovigilance and research Paediatric nephrology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases,cardiovascular diseases and tropical di...~more


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Dr Kwaku Gyamfi Oppong joined the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in 2021 as a full time Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Senior Specialist Pharmacist at the Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi.

He teaches various course in pharmacy practices such as pathophysiology and therapeutics in tropical diseases, renal diseases, pain, cardiovascular diseases and infectious diseases. He supervises a number of undergraduate and MPhil research works in the university.

He is currently the Coordinator  for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Courses in hospital practice at the department.

His research interest  and practice is in pharmacy practice in paediatric nephrology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and tropical diseases

 

Dr. Kwaku Gyamfi Oppong attended Prempeh College for his secondary education and graduated with distinction in 1999. He gained admission and graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in 2005 with Honours in Bachelor of Pharmacy degree(BPharm). In 2006, he passed the Ghana Pharmacy Practice Qualifying Examinations (GPPQE) to practice and joined the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

In June 2007, in joined Vicdoris Pharmaceuticals Ltd as a Medical Representative to market medicines from Denk Pharma GmBH, Macleods,Tablet India,Pharma-Dor and other portfolio marketed by the company. He rose to become a Sector Manager  and later the Ashanti Regional Manager .

He also worked with mPharma Ghana Ltd as a Senior Associate and spearheaded the establishment of the Ashanti regional office in Kumasi.

 He has also worked in Community Pharmacies for a couples of years.

Dr Oppong later joined the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital as a Pharmacist at the Child Health Directorate. He rose through the ranks to become Senior Specialist Pharmacist. In 2019 he was appointed as the Acting Pharmacy Manager for the Child Health Directorate until 2021.

Dr. Oppong pursued other interests and academic programmes while working. He obtained a Master of Public Health(MPH) in 2010 ,  a Master of Philosophy in Clinical Pharmacology(MPhil) in 2016, a Doctor Pharmacy in 2020 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi –Ghana. He also pursued his Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacy at the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists from 2013 to 2019.

Dr. Oppong was a Part-time Lecturer in Pharmacology in the Departments of Physician Assistantship Studies, Dental Therapy and Nursing School at the Garden City University College, Kenyasi-Kumasi from 2015 to 2020. He also taught Pharmacology in the School of Nursing at the Wisconsin International University, Kumasi campus.

Dr. Oppong enjoys  hymns , choral music and loves to watch athletics and football


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