Fred Stephen Sarfo, MD, PhD

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Professor Fred Stephen Sarfo is a researcher, a clinician, and an educator. He completed the School of Medical Sciences, KNUST in 2013, trained and specialized in Neurology with the West African College of Physicians in 2012. He holds a double PhD in Molecular Medicine & Epidemiology from the KNUST and Durham University, UK respectively. Professor Sarfo joined the School of Medical Sciences as a Senior Lecturer in 2015 and was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in Medicine in 2019. He is also the chair of Neurology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Professor Sarfo is a prolific researcher with primary interest in Stroke & Other neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, dementia & epilepsy. He helped to establish the first Stroke Unit in the middle belt of Ghana as well as the first neurology clinic at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Professor Sarfo is passionate about context-specific research as a way of fashioning out locally relevant solutions to the health challenges of Africa. His efforts have attracted grant funding from the NIH & recognition by awards from the KNUST as the Overall Best Senior Member, Research & Scholarship in 2018; the American Academy of Neurology award as the Bruce Schonberg award for International Neuroepidemiology & the American Heart Association 2021 Paul Dudley White International Scholar.


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