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Ponsiano Ocama

About Ponsiano Ocama

Makerere University College of Health Sci.

Ponsiano is currently an Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine and an academic hepatologist at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, where he supervises the clinical services for GI/hepatology at the teaching hospital, Mulago. He also leads several clinical studies focused on HIV, HBV and HCC and schistosomiasis induced liver diseases. Previously, he completed an academic research hepatology fellowship at UT-Southwestern in Dallas, under direction of William M. Lee, a fellowship as a clinical research scholar on HIV and hepatitis at the Infectious Disease Institute, Kampala, and obtained PhD through Antwerp University under the direction of Dr. Robert Colebunders focused on understanding hepatitis B, C, and HIV in the etiology of liver diseases in Uganda.


Chair, Dept of Medicine, MAKCHS, Kampala Uganda 2015-date
Associate Professor, MAKCHS 2013-date
Senior lecturer, MAKCHS 2010-2012
Lecturer 2003-2012


PhD, University of Antwerp, Institute of TropicalMedicine 2006-2011
Masters of Medicine, Internal Medicine, MAKCHS 1998-2001
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MAKCHS 1989-1994