Dr. Catherine Idara Segbefia BSc, MBChB, FCert, Sub-spec FCert, FWACP, FGCPS

Consultant Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist and Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics

Department of Child Health (DCH) - Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KTH), and the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS)

Catherine Idara Segbefia, is a distinguished Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist and Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics. Her extensive expertise and impactful contributions span across various positions and responsibilities in the medical field.

In her current roles, Catherine serves as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS), College of Health Sciences in Accra. She also holds the esteemed position of Medical Lead for Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). Catherine's commitment to improving healthcare extends to her involvement as a Member of the Project Steering Committee and Board Member for World Child Cancer, Ghana. Additionally, she takes on the role of Course Advisor for the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) program at UGMS and serves as an E-Learning Ambassador for DCH, UGMS. Catherine actively contributes to the medical education field as a Facilitator for the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons/West African College of Physicians' revision and update courses within the Paediatric Faculty.

Within the clinical realm, Catherine is a dedicated Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist at KBTH in Accra, Ghana. She holds the critical position of Head of the Paediatric Haematology & Sickle Cell Clinics within the Department of Child Health (DCH) at KBTH. Her expertise also extends to the role of an Examiner for Paediatrics in the Ghana Medical and Dental Council Exams.

Catherine's vast experience includes her previous role as an External Examiner for Paediatrics at the University of Cape Coast. She has garnered numerous honors, professional memberships, and contributions to various organizations. She is a valued member of the Ghana Medical Association, the Paediatric Society of Ghana (serving as National VP from 2019 to 2021), the American Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), and the North American Thrombosis Forum, among others. Catherine's commitment to research and improvement in healthcare is evident through her involvement in organizations like the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network and her receipt of the Developing World Scientist Award from ISTH.

Recognized for her dedication to healthcare, Catherine has received prestigious awards such as the Paediatric Pain Master Class International Scholarship and the Woman of Courage Award in Ghana's Health and Wellness category. Her international collaboration and contributions are highlighted through her role as a Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt University (VIGH), U.S.A.

Catherine's professional affiliations and involvement extend to key positions in various committees and boards, emphasizing her commitment to medical education and governance. Her contributions include serving as a Site Facilitator and Participant in Leadership in Management and Health Courses, as well as being a Co-Chair for the University of Ghana Admission Outreach Strategy Implementation Committee.

Catherine Idara Segbefia's impressive qualifications, extensive experience, and unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare make her a highly respected figure in the medical field and an asset to the institutions she serves.


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