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DR. Lawrence OSEI-TUTU

Dr. Lawrence Osei-Tutu completed his post-graduate fellowship training in clinical Paediatric Haematology and Oncology in 2017 at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa to earn post-graduate diploma in clinical Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (awarded on December 14 2018). He qualified as a general paediatrician as a member of both the West African College of Physicians (WACP) and the Ghana College of Physicians (GCP) in 2013 and is a registered specialist paediatrician with the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana.

Dr. Osei-Tutu currently heads the Paediatrics department of the Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo (the largest Mission Hospital in Ghana) in the Asante-Akyem North District of the Ashanti region of Ghana on secondment from the Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Unit of the Child Health Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana (second largest teaching hospital in Ghana). Dr. Osei-Tutu has the experience of providing specialist clinical services in malignant and non-malignant paediatric haematological and oncological conditions at both the primary and tertiary Ghanaian settings.

He has a keen interest in the treatment of malignant and non-malignant paediatric haematological diseases in low- and middle-income countries. His short years of experience practicing in low income settings where late presentation, advanced disease and financial toxicity characterize paediatric Haematology/Oncology practice, has nurtured his growing interest in the field of metronomic therapy and drug repurposing for paediatric cancer treatment. His other interests include quality improvement in health care and global health. He is a member of the African Cancer Coalition’s working group that harmonized the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) protocol on Paediatric Acute Leukaemia.

Dr. Osei-Tutu has a few conference abstract and poster publications in paediatric Haematology/Oncology epidemiology; clinical care; palliative and end-of-life care.