Dr. John Kwame Akassi

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Medicine
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Medical Block D3
Room 1

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Research Areas/Interests

Neurological disorders especially stroke, seizures, cerebellar disorders and parkison's disease; To determine the other factors that influences strok...~more

My full CV


Akassi John Kwame is my name and I was born on Saturday, 7th January, 1968 at Assin Kushea, Central region, Ghana. I am the third child of eight children. My parents were Rev. John Kwabena Akassi and Mrs. Grace Akassi. Both are deceased. I am married with five children.

My early childhood was a typical middle class environment circa the 1970's. My dad was a Methodist Reverend minister and my mom was a farmer and trader. I had a quiet normal childhood as the second male child living in different places because of the ministerial work of my father.

I completed my primary school education at Akim-Asene in the Eastern Region of Ghana in 1981. I completed my GCE Ordinary Level at Breman Asikuma Secondary School in June 1986. Then proceed to do my GCE Advance Level at Pope John Secondary School, Ghana and completed in June 1988. I was admitted into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST) to study medicine. It was 6 wonderful years of my life. I made lots of great friends who have still remain loyal till today. I attained Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB. Ch. B.) in 1993 and 1996 respectively. I did my houseman-ship for two years in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from 1997 to 2000. During my annual leaves I worked as a part-time medical doctor at Duayaw-Nkwanta then Brono-Ahafo Region and Tarkwa Goldfields Hospital in the Western Region. I was employed as a Medical Officer from 2002 to 2003 at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi. I was promoted to Senior Medical Officer in 2003.

I was determined not to end there. In 2003, I joined the residency program in West African College of Physicians, Internal Medicine. In November 2006, I had my Membership in the West African College of Physicians, Internal Medicine and November 2012, I got Fellowship in the West African College of Physicians, Internal Medicine after passing several examinations and projects. In 2008, I became a Physician Specialist and now I am a Senior Physician Specialist.

I joined the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology( KNUST)/ Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, department of Medicine as a lecturer in April, 2014. There, I was appointed a lecturer for Internal medicine. In 2018 to 2020, I served as the Examination Officer for Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences. In September, 2018, I served as a secretary in the Committee for the modification of final year MB ChB 2 theory examination questions, Department of medicine. In June 2020, during COVID - 19 pandemic, I was appointed as secretary for the Committee for the modification of final year MB ChB 2 examination questions, Department of medicine.

I am a person who has big dreams and always tries to achieve big with every opportunity I get. I also love to give back so gladly helps others whenever they seek it. I have make sure I promote health education on various medical issues on various platforms involving churches, schools, hairdresser association, etc. I was the guest speaker at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Abrepo having a health talk on stroke, breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes among the aged. I was also spoke on several medical issue at Calvary Methodist Church, Amakom. I been called on several occasions to speak on issues of Parkinson’s Diseases with the disease. I have been assisting in he training of house officers, medical officers and residences who are pursuing both Ghana College of Physician and West African College of Physician. As a lecturer, I have mentored lots of students during their time in the university. New students come in every year and I deem it right to always guide them.

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