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Dr. Kofi Agyenim-Boateng

Dr. Kofi Agyenim-Boateng

Dean | HoD Physician Assistantship

Educational Qualifications:

  • West African College of Physicians:
    - Fellow: 2012
    - Member: 1992
    - Part 1: 1992
    - Primary: 1988
  • Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons:
    - Fellow: 2005
  • Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management:
    - Sep–Dec., 1995 (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA)
  • Training in Diabetes Care and Management
    - Sep–Dec. 1992 (Manchester University/Royal Infirmary, UK)
  • MB. ChB (KNUST- SMS): 1983, Kumasi – Ghana.
  • BSc, Human Biology (KNUST- SMS): 1980, Kumasi – Ghana.
  • GCE A’ Level (Prempeh College): 1977, Kumasi – Ghana.
  • GCE O’ Level (Prempeh College): 1975, Kumasi – Ghana.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Consultant Physician
  • Consultant Diabetologist

Service to the Community:

  • Several health talks on the media both Radio and TV, and in churches and schools for over three (3)
    decades on topical health issues, eg Diabetes, Hypertension, Epilepsy, HIV etc.

Publications:

1. Genome-wide analysis identifies an african-specific variant in SEMA4D associated with
body mass index.
Chen G, Doumatey AP, Zhou J, Lei L, Bentley AR, Tekola-Ayele F, Adebamowo SN, Baker
JL, Fasanmade O, Okafor G, Eghan B Jr, Agyenim-Boateng K, Amoah A, Adebamowo C,
Acheampong J, Johnson T, Oli J, Shriner D, Adeyemo AA, Rotimi CN.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Apr;25(4):794-800. doi: 10.1002/oby.21804. Epub 2017 Mar 13.

2. Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Impaired Kidney Function in Sub-Saharan African
Populations.
Adebamowo SN, Adeyemo AA, Tekola-Ayele F, Doumatey AP, Bentley AR, Chen G, Zhou J,
Shriner D, Fasanmade OA, Okafor G, Eghan B Jr, Agyenim-Boateng K, Adeleye J, Balogun
W, Amoah AG, Owusu S, Acheampong J, Johnson T, Oli J, Adebamowo CA, Rotimi CN.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2016 May 30;7:50. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2016.00050. eCollection
2016.

3. Evaluation of Genome Wide Association Study Associated Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility
Loci in Sub Saharan Africans.
Adeyemo AA, Tekola-Ayele F, Doumatey AP, Bentley AR, Chen G, Huang H, Zhou J, Shriner
D, Fasanmade O, Okafor G, Eghan B Jr, Agyenim-Boateng K, Adeleye J, Balogun W,
Elkahloun A, Chandrasekharappa S, Owusu S, Amoah A, Acheampong J, Johnson T, Oli J,
Adebamowo C, Collins F, Dunston G, Rotimi CN.
Front Genet. 2015 Nov 24;6:335. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00335. eCollection 2015.

4. Genome-wide association study identifies African-ancestry specific variants for metabolic
syndrome.
Tekola-Ayele F, Doumatey AP, Shriner D, Bentley AR, Chen G, Zhou J, Fasanmade O,
Johnson T, Oli J, Okafor G, Eghan BA Jr, Agyenim-Boateng K, Adebamowo C, Amoah A,
Acheampong J, Adeyemo A, Rotimi CN.
Mol Genet Metab. 2015 Dec;116(4):305-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2015.10.008. Epub 2015
Oct 23.

5. Variation in APOL1 Contributes to Ancestry-Level Differences in HDLc-Kidney
Function Association.
Bentley AR, Doumatey AP, Chen G, Huang H, Zhou J, Shriner D, Jiang C, Zhang Z, Liu G,
Fasanmade O, Johnson T, Oli J, Okafor G, Eghan BA Jr, Agyenim-Boateng K, Adeleye J,
Balogun W, Adebamowo C, Amoah A, Acheampong J, Adeyemo A, Rotimi CN.
Int J Nephrol. 2012;2012:748984. doi: 10.1155/2012/748984. Epub 2012 Sep 2.

6. Circulating adiponectin is associated with renal function independent of age and serum
lipids in west africans. Doumatey AP, Zhou J, Huang H, Adeleye J, Balogun W, Fasanmade O, Johnson T, Oli J,
Okafor G, Amoah A, Eghan B, Agyenim-Boateng K, Acheampong J, Adebamowo C,
Adeyemo A, Rotimi CN.
Int J Nephrol. 2012;2012:730920. doi: 10.1155/2012/730920. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

7. C-reactive protein (CRP) promoter polymorphisms influence circulating CRP levels in a
genome-wide association study of African Americans.
Doumatey AP, Chen G, Tekola Ayele F, Zhou J, Erdos M, Shriner D, Huang H, Adeleye J,
Balogun W, Fasanmade O, Johnson T, Oli J, Okafor G, Amoah A, Eghan BA, Agyenim-
Boateng K, Acheampong J, Adebamowo C, Gerry NP, Christman MF, Adeyemo A, Rotimi
CN. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Jul 1;21(13):3063-72. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds133. Epub 2012 Apr 5.

8. Genome-wide associated loci influencing interleukin (IL)-10, IL-1Ra, and IL-6 levels in
African Americans.
Tekola Ayele F, Doumatey A, Huang H, Zhou J, Charles B, Erdos M, Adeleye J, Balogun W,
Fasanmade O, Johnson T, Oli J, Okafor G, Amoah A, Eghan BA Jr, Agyenim-Boateng K,
Acheampong J, Adebamowo CA, Herbert A, Gerry N, Christman M, Chen G, Shriner D,
Adeyemo A, Rotimi CN.
Immunogenetics. 2012 May;64(5):351-9. doi: 10.1007/s00251-011-0596-7. Epub 2011 Dec 29.

 

Conference papers/Seminars/Workshops:

          • Janssen Masterclass Diabetes Forum Dec 2016
          • 23rd World Congress on Diabetes by International Nov/Dec 2015
          • Diabetes Federation (IDF), Vancouver, Canada
          • Incretin Stand-Alone Conference, Istanbul, Turkey May 2015
          • 1st African Diabetes Congress. Yaoundé, Cameroon. Feb. 2014
          • 36th Annual General Scientific Meeting of West African, Nov. 2012, College of Physicians, Accra, Ghana
          • Update on Diabetes Research Methodology and Findings April, 2012, IFADRC, Paris, France
          • Advanced Course in Diabetes and Endocrinology at March, 2012
          • Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE), Johannesburg, South Africa
          • 21st World Congress on Diabetes by International Dec. 2011, Diabetes Federation (IDF), Dubai, UAE
          • 35th Annual General Scientific Meeting of West African Nov. 2011, College of Physicians. Banjul, The Gambia
          • 53rd Annual General and Scientific Meeting of Ghana Nov. 2011, Medical Association, Golden Tulip, Kumasi Ghana
          • 71st Annual Scientific Congress of American Diabetes June, 2011, Association, San Diego, California, USA.

 

Presentations:

      • Current Trends in Medical Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 3rd Quarter Northern Zonal CPD of Ghana Dietetic Association, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale, October, 2016
      • Evidence-Based Approach in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes, 3rd Quarter Mid Zonal CPD of Ghana DieteticAssociation, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, October, 2016
      • Diabetes and Dyslipidaemia; Novel
      • Treatment Options for a Deadly Combinations.
        Cardiovascular & Metabolic Symposium for World Diabetes Day Celebration.
        Golden Tulip, Kumasi, November, 2015.
      • Use of Insulin in Management of Type 2 Diabetes, Manhyia Hospital, Kumasi, October, 2015.
      • Incretin-Based Therapy of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Royal Lamerta Hotel, Kumasi, August, 2015.
      • The Unmet Needs in The Medical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes; The Role of DPP4-Inhibitors, Noble House Hotel, Kumasi, May, 2015.
      • Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Pain Conference organized by Ghana Association for the Study of Pain,
        True Vine Hotel, Kumasi – Ghana, March 2011.
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