Professor Isaac Kofi Owusu is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital (KATH), Kumasi.
He graduated from the KNUST, Kumasi with BSc in Human Biology and MB, ChB degrees in 1990 and 1993 respectively. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Project Design and Management from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He trained in Internal Medicine and became a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) in 2005. He then had a 2-year Fellowship Training in Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Centre, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hospital in Aalst, Belgium. He was elected a Fellow of the Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons in 2011.
Professor Owusu’s areas of interest are heart failure, arrhythmias, echocardiography, cardiac haemodynamics, venous thromboembolism, hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. He has been a principal or co-principal investigator of many research projects, and has supervised research projects of Fellowship candidates of WACP, PhD and Masters students. He has authored several scientific publications in many international journals. Professor Owusu has been a facilitator in many local and international conferences. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Ghanaian Society of Cardiology, a member of the Pan-African Society of Cardiology, and a member of European Society of Hypertension and European Society of Cardiology.
Professor Owusu is actively involved in Medical Education at all levels of training. He has served as an Examination Officer for the undergraduate programme, and a Postgraduate Training Coordinator in the Department of Medicine, KATH, Kumasi. He has been an External Examiner for the University of Ghana Medical School in Accra and the School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast. He is also an Examiner for the West African College of Physicians.and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is currently the Training Co-ordinator of the Faculty of Internal Medicine, West African College of Physician.
His research interests include: Heart Failure, Hypertension and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Cardiac Haemodynamics, Echocardiography, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Venous Thromboembolism.
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