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Dr Joseph Turyabahika

Dr Joseph Turyabahika is a founder member of Kampala Medical Chambers Hospital currently working as a Senior Consultant Surgeon with over 21 years’ experience as a General Surgeon. Over the last 21 years as a resident surgeon at Rubaga hospital, he has nurtured and trained several doctors during their internship, trained nurses, and mentored surgeons in general surgery training. He has a wide experience in general surgery and specializes in gastroenterology and endoscopy. As head of surgical department in 300 bed hospital, Dr Turyabahika leads the surgical team and supervises nurses, surgical intern doctors and junior general surgeons in addition to providing overall surgical consultation services. He is also a visiting honorary anatomy lecturer on part time basis at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University Uganda.

Dr Turyabahika is a founder member of Kampala Medical Chambers Hospital and over the last 18 years. has built a broad base of clientele for Hospital making it one of the general referral clinics for surgical and endoscopic cases in Uganda. He has ensured that the Hospital practices a philosophy centred on the complete care of the surgical patient including preoperative evaluation, the surgical procedure and close, thorough postoperative care. He also has a special interest in trauma and plastic surgery. He has achieved excellence in hernias and abdominal trauma surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, and general surgical procedures. He is a member and General Secretary of the Uganda Gastroenterology Society, the Association of Surgeons of East Africa, the Association of Surgeons of Uganda, and the Uganda Medical Association. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Governors KULIKA Trust Uganda, a grant-making charitable trust specialising in the provision of educational scholarships for over 100 East African students each year.