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Verna Vanderpuye
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer 
Cancer Management, Medical/Clinical Oncology, Palliative Medicine/Pain Management, Radiotherapy/Radiation Oncology


Verna Vanderpuye, MBChB is a consultant clinical oncologist at the National Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Dr. Vanderpuye is a trainer of postgraduate medical physicians, medical students, physicists and nurses mainly in the field of oncology. She works with several international organizations to represent the views and perspectives of cancer in Africa including her current role as secretary of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer. Dr. Vanderpuye currently and in the past served on commitees of ESMO, ASCO, WHO, and AORTIC and has mentored many young oncologist not limited to Africa. Dr. Vanderpuye earned her medical degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and under the auspices of the IAEA, did her radiation oncology training at the Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C., and a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Chicago, USA.   Dr. Vanderpuye's research interests are in the cancers of pelvis, GI, and breast, and social interactions of cancer especially in Africa. Dr. Vanderpuye is published in textbooks, journals, position and technical documents, and is an invited international speaker worldwide on the subject of management of cancers in LMIC. She serves as a reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals  and as editorial board member for other international journals. 


  • Knust, Kumasi Accra, 1990 (Medical Degree)

  • Howard University Hospital, USA, 1999 (Postgraduate)

  • University of Chicago, USA, 2003 (Fellowship)


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