Samuel Antwi Oppong is an enthusiastic physician-scientist with a passion for service and research to help reduce suffering and death among pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD), that of their newborns, as well as other contributing diseases to maternal mortality.
He is a senior lecturer and consultant in obstetrician and gynaecologist, with over 20 years of practice experience.
He has contributed significantly to the field of obstetrics and gynecology in the area of reducing maternal mortality, having researched and published various articles on reducing maternal mortality associated with Sickle Cell Disease and Gestational hypertension, as well as serving as an investigator and author of numerous publications. He has also investigated extensively on the prevalence of obesity related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, and also finding suitable pharmacological agents for the management of diabetes in pregnant women in the Sub-Saharan region; comparing their efficacies in reducing blood glucose levels in this regard. In addition to these, he is currently serving as a principal site investigator for Ghana in a multi-country study aimed at limiting adverse birth outcomes in resource limited settings.
Dr Oppong is as a mentor for students pursuing various research projects. He has mentored numerous undergraduate students, residents and fellows from various Universities and hospitals in, and outside Africa; guiding them to appreciate the management of complex obstetric problems in low-income settings and on various mentoring training grants., He served on a multidisciplinary team that has been organizing the research infrastructure to study the risk factors for severe morbidity and mortality among pregnant women with SCD.
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