Dr. (Mrs.) Perditer Okyere

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Medicine
Department of Medicine
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Block D4

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Research Areas/Interests

Acute Kidney Injury Chronic Kidney Disease Hemodialysis Vascular Access Polycystic Kidney Disease...~more


Dr. (Mrs.) Perditer Okyere is a Senior lecturer at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). She has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) obtained at KNUST and has a Fellowship in Internal Medicine (Nephrology) with the Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons (2015). She is the first fellow by examination of the Ghana College of Physicians (Internal Medicine), a board member of Internal Medicine faculty (2018 - date) and recently appointed as the Nephrology Subspecialty lead of the Ghana College of Physicians (2021).

Dr (Mrs.) Okyere has great passion in teaching and training of medical students, residents doctors, other health professional and the general public. For a couple of years, she has been teaching 4th and final year medical students in Internal Medicine, mainly Nephrology. She has also been examining, invigilating and coordinating the medical students clinical teaching among lecturers in her team since 2016. She has mentored and supervised many juniors during their medical school and houseman-ship years. She is also a researcher and affiliated to the Human Health and Hereditary (H3) Africa Kidney Disease Network since its establishment in Ghana (2012). She continues to contribute to science in Acute Kidney injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Polycystic kidney disease, Hemodialysis and Vascular access. She is affiliated to Ghana Kidney Association, Africa Association of Nephrology and International Society of Nephrology.

Dr (Mrs.) Okyere has several years of experience in the practice of Medicine at the KNUST Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. She is a Senior Physician Specialist, an Adult Nephrologist and the Head of the Nephrology Unit at the KATH. Dr (Mrs.) Okyere and her team at the nephrology clinic have been involved in all spectrum of renal disease care including diagnostic work-up, medical management, dialysis initiation, discharge planning and transplant work-up. She contributes regularly at the multi-disciplinary team meetings especially on discussions regarding dialysis withdrawal, palliative care and the evaluation of social issues. She participates in weekly out-patient nephrology clinics seeing both ward follow-ups and new referrals.

She is a Deaconess, a Sunday school teacher, a leader of Asokwa District Sunday school and a member of the National Chaplaincy Board of the church of Pentecost. She is married to Dr. Isaac Okyere, a Senior Lecturer, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and the presiding elder of Asokwa McKeown Assembly of the Church of Pentecost. They are blessed with three wonderful children.

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