Dr (Mrs)Vivian Paintsil

Board Member

Dr Vivian Paintsil has over 21 years of Medical practice. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Child Health, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana and a Senior Specialist Paediatrician working at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB) from the School of Medical Sciences, KNUST and a postgraduate training in paediatrics from the West African College of Physician. She is a Fellow of the West Africa College of Physician and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. She also holds a certificate in paediatric oncology.

Her work involves clinical care of paediatric cancer patients and others with haematological problems especially sickle cell disease at KATH which is a tertiary referral centre in Ghana. KATH is one of the two treatment centres in the country for childhood cancers. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has a large cohort of sickle cell disease patients with a newborn screening programme in place and patients in the clinic are mostly from this newborn cohort.

Over the last Fifteen years, she has gained extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in research in Ghana. She is currently heading the paediatric haem/oncology unit.

She is involved in various researches, initially with the SCD newborn screening project and the ORDISS project. She was the co-PI for SPARCO I for the Ghana site and involved in the SickleGen Africa project. She is also involved in various ongoing clinical trials at KATH. She is the PI for the SIOP Wilms Tumour Africa Project at the Kumasi Site and part of the CANCaRe Africa consortium for paediatric oncology research and the medical oncology lead for the Kumasi City C/Can project.