KNUST’s Prof. Peter Donkor named President of West African CoS

A staff of the Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Professor Peter Donkor has been inducted into office as the 31st President of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) to serve a 2-year term till 2023

The Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, KNUST was appointed during WACS AGM and Scientific Conference held in Cotonou, Benin Republic from 14th to 16th June 2021.

WACS trains, examine and certifies doctors as specialists in Anaesthesia, Dental Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Radiology (Radiodiagnosis/Radiotherapy), and Surgery which include the following sub-specialities: Cardiothoracic, General, Neuro, Paediatric, Plastic and Reconstructive, and Urology.

The College also fosters and coordinates education and research in Surgery; collaborates with appropriate national and international bodies; publishes journals, pamphlets, and memoranda; organises meetings, symposia, conferences, and sets up appropriate committees in line with the objectives of the Surgical College.

Prof. Peter Donkor has held various positions at KNUST which include, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Founding Director, Office of Grants and Research; Provost, College of Health Sciences; and Head, Department of Surgery.

He has served as President of the following organisations: Ghana Surgical Research Society; Ghana Cleft Foundation; Pan-African Association for Cleft Lip and Palate; and African forum for Research and Education in Health. 

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Mr Donkor is co-founder of the Head & Neck Oncology clinic and Multidisciplinary Cleft lip and Palate Clinics at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. He has an extensive network of local and international research collaborations.

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