Prof Michael KawooyaRadiology, Ernest Cook Ultrasound Research and Education Institute (ECUREI), Mengo Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

    Michael is a radiologist.  He holds a PhD in Health Sciences Research, {Makerere University} honorary Fellowship of the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (FAIUM) and Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology.

    He attained full Professorship in Radiology at Makerere University in 2008. He a founding member and current Director of Ernest Cook Ultrasound Research and Education Institute ( ECUREI) located in Kampala City, Uganda and affiliated to Thomas Jefferson Research and Education Institute in Philadelphia USA. He is also the Director of the Kampala World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) Centre of Excellence.

    He has authored over peer-reviewed 50 papers, including publications in the British Journal of Radiology, Imaging in Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Academic Radiology, Ultrasound Quarterly, and numerous journals global and African journals. He has also Co-authored chapters in books such as Radiological Safety and Quality: Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation (Springer Verlag) and a chapter in Mason’s Tropical Diseases.

    He is a founder member for Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging (USOFARI) and Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI) and African Society of Radiology (ASR).

    He is the Patron for PACORI. He is the Chairman of AFROSAFE.rad (English-speaking Africa), a recently launched continental campaign for radiation safety.

    He has  participated in writing and developing several WHO manuals including the Ultrasound manual, the ICRQS-ISR Referral guideline for imaging (developed together with WHO), and a tool for  Radiation Risk-Benefit Dialogue  in Pediatric Imaging.   He is currently engaged in the piloting clinical imaging guidelines in Uganda.

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