Current Surgical Trainees

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Dr. Edmond Ntaganda

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Edmond Ntaganda is from Kigali, Rwanda, and we congratulate him on being our newest graduate in December 2016. He passed his final exams through the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa with flying colors!

Dr. Ntaganda began his training with BethanyKids in early 2014. Prior to that he completed his Bachelor degree in Medicine in 2007, and successfully finished his Masters in General surgery in 2012. Before joining our surgeons’ training program in Kijabe, Dr. Ntaganda worked as a General Surgeon at Kigali University Teaching Hospital in Rwanda.

Dr. Ntaganda is married and blessed with two children. He says, “The time I spent as a fellow in Pediatric Surgery in Kijabe has been of immense spiritual and academic growth, and I am very privileged to have met the wonderful people who made this happen.” He has now returned to Rwanda to serve the children of his country through pediatric surgery.

Dr. George Ngock

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. George Ngock is originally from Cameroon, but was raised and educated in neighboring Nigeria. He began his three year fellowship in pediatric surgery at the BethanyKids training program in January 2015, and will complete it in December 2017. He is married to Mercy, and they are blessed with four children (three sons and one daughter). Before joining BethanyKids, Dr. Ngock served as a general surgeon at Banso Baptist Hospital in Kumbo, Northwest province of Cameroon. Cameroon has a population of approximately 23 million people with only five qualified pediatric surgeons. Dr. Ngock reveals that the need for more qualified pediatric surgeons in his country is immense! His decision to train as a pediatric surgeon was born during his three months’ residency rotation at Kijabe in 2008.

Dr. Ngock’s biggest dream is to help train more pediatric surgeons in his home country after the completion of his own training. To help realize his dream, he plans to relocate to Mbingo Baptist Hospital, a training centre for the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS), at the end of his three-year training. He says, “Pediatric surgical care in Cameroon is really rudimentary, with the number of pediatric surgeons in the single digits! My vision is to contribute in my own small way to help improve pediatric care.”

Drs. Dan & Naomi Ochieng

Neurosurgery

Drs. Dan & Naomi Ochieng are a husband and wife team from Kenya and are currently training in neurosurgery in Cape Town, South Africa. They will graduate at the end of 2018, and plan to return to Kenya to support the BethanyKids neurosurgery program.

Dr. Alicia Massenga

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Alicia Massenga is a native of Tanzania, a Catholic Nun, and a trained general surgeon. Before coming to BethanyKids, Dr. Massenga worked at the Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania, a hospital that has a catchment area of approximately 16 million people, yet has no pediatric surgeons. It was this need for pediatric surgical care that led Dr. Massenga to pursue further training and to ultimately connect with the BethanyKids pediatric surgical training program.

Dr. Massenga already has big dreams of not only treating children at Bugando, but of ultimately training other doctors to become pediatric surgeons. “I’ll convince the [Bugando Medical College] administration to include pediatric surgery training as part of their program, so that other doctors can gain pediatric surgery skills, and go back to their working places.” She graduates from our program in 2019.

“A program like BethanyKids needs to be imitated by many other organizations because it provides care for the most vulnerable in the society while preparing for the long term continuation of the program by training post graduate nationals.”

Dr. Heuric Rakotomalala, our former trainee and now the BethanyKids pediatric surgeon in Madagascar